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ICC Women's World Cup: Mithali Raj Becomes Highest Run-Getter In Women's ODI Cricket

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ICC Women's World Cup: Mithali Raj Becomes Highest Run-Getter In Women's ODI Cricket

New Delhi: Indian women's team captain Mithali Raj on Wednesday added another quill to her top as she outperformed England awesome Charlotte Edwards to wind up noticeably the main run-scorer in women's ODI cricket.

Mithali entered the ICC Women's World Cup quarter-last match against six-time champions Australia with only 34 runs shy of the accomplishment. Preceding the match, Mithali had 5959 races to her name contrasted with Charlotte's 5992.

The Indian captain may have been rejected on 11 after the on-field umpire got her out LBW on a conveyance by Jess Jonassen, however politeness a right DRS call, Raj's innings proceeded as she went ahead to wind up plainly an unsurpassed best scorer in the organization.

A sign of Raj's productive vocation has been her consistency. In 1999, she burst onto the scene as a 16-year-old with a hundred on make a big appearance against Ireland at Milton Keynes - an innings that still makes her the most youthful ever ODI centurion.

After three years, and still just 19, Raj stood out as truly newsworthy once more, scoring 214 against England at Taunton in a Test coordinate. That inning was the most astounding ever singular Test score at the time, a record outperformed just by Pakistan's Kiran Baluch in 2004.

Raj has frequently been named the 'Sachin Tendulkar of women's cricket' and she shares one of the Little Master's most noteworthy qualities - life span. 18 years after her introduction, she is as yet breaking records, and she as of late turned into the principal lady to score seven back to back fifties in ODI cricket.

Maybe Raj's most striking detail, however, is that she has found the middle value of more than 40 in ODIs in 15 date-book years since her introduction - an indistinguishable number from Tendulkar overseen over his own particular vocation. At 34, regardless she has time on her side to better Tendulkar's record.

Too driving from the front with the bat, Raj has been her nation's administrator in the field as well, captaining the side since 2004 except for a five-year time span in the vicinity of 2008 and 2012. The highlight of her captaincy came in 2005 when at 22 years old, she captained India to its first historically speaking Women's World Cup last, yet were beaten by Australia.

Raj is probably going to break another record held by Edwards not long from now, with the 105 amusements that she has captained second on the rundown behind the ex-England captain's 117. In those 105 amusements, India have fared superior to anything the apparatuses in which she has been back in the positions - winning 61 for every penny rather than 53 for every penny when she has played without being captain.

India are at present third in the gathering standings, level on focuses with England and Australia, and a correct outcome today will be essential in the group's offered to meet all requirements for the semi-finals.