Mithali Raj sets Twitterati abuzz after record-breaking feat

India captain Mithali Raj created cricket history during the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 match against Australia.

Mithali Raj with 6028 runs has now become the highest run scorer of all-time in women's one-day internationals.

Charlotte Edwards' scored 5,992 runs during her illustrious career and Indian Women Cricket Team Captain Mitalli Raj now has scored 5,959.

Alex Hartley was the pick of the England bowlers as she took 3-44 as no New Zealand batter scored a half-century. It has been 18 years and she is an unstoppable force in the women's cricket world and breaking records like no other has.

India captain and veteran batsman Mithali Raj, while batting against Australia on Wednesday made history.

Even then, the final one to four positions are dependent on Saturday's results with England and Australia separated by net run rate only at the top on 10 points, South Africa, India and New Zealand just behind them on nine, eight and seven points respectively.

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Australia overhauled the target with 29 balls to spare, scoring 227 for two, courtesy some fine batting by skipper Meg Lanning (76 not out) and Ellyse Perry (60 not out). "As a team, we have to step up, as if we perform again like this it will not be enough", said the India skipper.

Australia maintain their only concern is getting the win and whether they play their final in Bristol or Derby is of no concern. After a year or so, Sampath told me that Mithali will not only go on to play for India but also break many records.

But from there on Australia, and particularly Lanning, was in complete control.

"We really have to improve all over the pitch, especially producing more consistency from how we are bowling and fielding". It was only fitting that she would get there with an effortless six off Kirsten Beams. She has scored five centuries and 49 half-centuries - her highest score being an unbeaten 114 runs against Ireland.

Earlier in her innings, Lanning brought up her 5000th global run, becoming the fourth Australian to reach the mark behind Clark, Karen Rolton and current teammate Alex Blackwell, who passed the mark last weekend.

Given the ever increasing number of games being played, Lanning could be the player who eventually reels in Raj's record. She is looking for redemption in this year's World Cup and the team has performed well so far.

  • Tabitha Byrd