The Indian skipper became the first woman to score 6,000 runs in ODIs
Indian captain Mithali Raj today created a world record by becoming the first player to cross 6000 runs in the history of women’s ODI during the ICC World Cup match against Australia here today.
The Indian team now have two current world record holders with pacer Jhulan Goswami being the leading wicket-taker in 50-over cricket.
Against Australia, Mithali surpassed former England captain Charlotte Edwards’s 5992 runs when she reached 34, thereby becoming the highest scorer in ODIs.
The world record run came when she pushed an Ellyse Perry ball towards cover boundary for a single.
The 6000-run milestone was achieved with a huge six off leg-break bowler Kirsten Beams as she received a standing ovation from the Indian bench.
Twitter, too, was full of praise for the Indian captain
Congratulations, @M_Raj03! Becoming the highest run scorer in Women's ODIs is a huge achievement. Also, superb knock today!
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 12, 2017
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) July 12, 2017
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— Snehal Pradhan (@SnehalPradhan) July 12, 2017