Mithali Raj: 1st Indian woman cricketer to score 10,000 international runs
The veteran Indian women’s cricketer Mithali Raj has become the first Indian woman cricketer that has completed 10,000 international runs in all the cricket formats. She also become the second woman cricketer at the international level to complete 10000 runs.
Mithali Raj leads the One Day International (ODI) team of India has joined the Charlotte Edwards of England in elite club. She achieved the milestone of 10,2000 after she hit a boundary off the Anne Bosch in 28th over of Indian innings in ongoing third ODI match against South Africa. However, after reaching the milestone she departed in the very next ball. She scored 36 runs on 50 balls and hit 5 boundaries during the inning.
Before the game was started, the cricketer was short of 35 runs from reaching 10000 runs. She had scored 663 runs in 10 test matches while she has scored 2364 runs in 89 t-20s matches. She has scored an average of 37.53 runs. Majority of the runs she has scored from the 50-over cricket. She has scored 6,974 runs in the ODIs as of March 12, 2021.
India-South Africa Match
India and South Africa have been organising a series of five ODI matches. The first match was won by the South Africa. But with the win in 2nd ODI, India has levelled the five-match series with 1-1.
Achievements of Mithali Raj
Mithali Raj is the highest run-scorer in the women’s international cricket. She is also the only female cricketer who have surpassed the score of 6,000 in ODIs. The cricketer is the first player who have scored 7 consecutive 50s in ODI Cricket. She has been the Captain of the Women’s Indian cricket team since 2005. She is the only female cricketer who have captained in more than one ICC ODI World Cup Final that is in the year 2005 and 2017. She also become the first woman to complete 20 years in International cricket in the year 2019.
The cricketer is the recipient of several National and International awards. She won the Arjuna Award in the year 2003 and Padma Shri in the year 2015.
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