Mithali becomes first woman cricketer to score 6000 ODI runs
India women national team skipper Mithali Raj created history during ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 as she became the highest run ODI run getter in the history of women’s cricket.
She is now the first ever female cricketer to get passed the landmark of scoring 6000 runs in one day international. She reached the milestone during India’s match against Australia in the tournament.
The previous highest ODI run scorer was England’s Charlotte Edwards. Edwards scored 5992 runs in an average of 38.16 playing 191 matches with 9 centuries and 46 half centuries.
On the other hand, Mithali Raj has crossed 6000 runs in 182 matches. Mithali led her team to grab four consecutive wins so far in the tournament against host England, West Indies, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
In four matches of the tournament, Mithali scored 2 half centuries and missed another one by 4 runs.
Mithali Raj made her one day international debut for India in 1999 against Ireland and scored an unbeaten hundred in the inaugural match.