Mithali Raj becomes first Indian batswoman with 10,000 international runs

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Mithali Raj becomes first Indian batswoman with 10,000 international runs
Mithali Raj becomes first Indian batswoman with 10,000 international runs

12 Mar 2021: Mithali Raj becomes first Indian batswoman with 10,000 international runs

India Women's ODI captain Mithali Raj has become the first Indian batswoman to complete 10,000 runs in international cricket.

She achieved the historic milestone in the third ODI against South Africa Women.

Notably, Mithali is already the leading run-scorer in women's ODIs by a fair margin.

In the second ODI, she went on to register most appearances in international cricket.

Here is more.

Milestone: Second batswoman to achieve the 10,000-run mark

Overall, Mithali has become only the second batter in women's cricket to complete 10,000 international runs.

She is presently the second-highest run-getter after England's Charlotte Edwards, who owns 10,273 international runs.

Notably, Mithali is set to become the leading run-scorer in international cricket.

Others on the list are Suzie Bates (7,849), Stafanie Taylor (7,816) and Meg Lanning (6,900).

Fact: Mithali made her international debut in 1999

Mithali made her international debut on June 26, 1999 in an ODI against Ireland Women. She remains the only woman cricketer to have completed 20 years in international cricket. As of now, she has scored 10,001 international runs (ODIs: 6,974, T20Is: 2,364, Tests: 663).