India’s Test and ODI team captain Mithali Raj created history in the third ODI against England on Saturday. She has become the highest run-scorer in women’s international cricket. She left behind former England captain Charlotte Edwards. The 38-year-old Raj surpassed Edwards’ score of 10273 in the 24th over of the Indian innings in the third ODI at Worcester.
She reached the milestone by hitting a four off fast bowler Nat Sciver. New Zealand’s Suzy Bates is at number three in this list with 7849 runs. On 12 July 2017, Mithali became the highest run-scorer in women’s ODIs during the league stage of the 11th ODI World Cup, overtaking Raj Edwards. In the same match against Australia, she became the first batsman to cross 6000 runs in the format.
His 57 fifties, two of which came in the last two innings against England in the ongoing multi-format series. Raj quit T20I cricket in September 2019 and is ranked number 7 in the list of leading run-scorers with 2364 runs at an average of 37.52 and a strike rate of 96.33.
She has 669 runs in 11 matches in Tests at an average of 44.60 and she is fourth among Indian women’s players. Indians are the most active in women’s international cricket. Raj, who completed 22 years as an India cricketer last month, is one win away from becoming the most successful captain in women’s ODIs.