Mithali Raj on Friday grew to become simply the second girl and the primary Indian to attain 10,000 runs in worldwide cricket.
The 38-year-old joined England legend Charlotte Edwards within the elite membership of 10,000 runs throughout codecs in ladies’s cricket. Edwards had reached the landmark in 2016.
The India ODI captain achieved the feat with a boundary off Anneke Bosch within the 28th over of her facet’s innings through the ongoing third match in opposition to South Africa in Lucknow.
Nonetheless, she was dismissed quickly after reaching the milestone. She departed off the subsequent ball, flicking a Bosch supply straight to Mignon du Preez at midwicket, after making 36 runs off 50 balls with 5 boundaries. India completed with 248/5 within the 50 overs after being requested to bat first.
Most worldwide runs
Mithali is presently the very best run-getter in ODI cricket, closing in on 7,000 runs within the format. She can also be the primary girl to attain 6,000 runs within the 50-over format.
She made her debut on June 26, 1999 in an ODI in opposition to Eire and scored a century – the youngest centurion within the format until date. She final performed a T20I in 2019 earlier than asserting her retirement from the format and India had not performed a Check match since 2014.
Right here’s a take a look at her batting profession:
Mithali Raj batting stats
A take a look at a number of the reactions to her achievement