India's skipper Mithali Raj on Friday, March 12 became the first Indian woman cricketer to go past the 10,000-run landmark in all formats of the sport. Moreover, Mithali became only the second batswoman after England's Charlotte Edwards in the world to achieve the feat. Read more - Bade Miyan, Chote Miyan: Shikhar Dhawan posts a video with Suryakumar Yadav saying 'Ready for T20s'
Playing her 212th ODI for India, Mithali reached the landmark when she completed 35 runs in the ongoing third ODI against South Africa in Lucknow. Currently, Mithali is the top run-scorer in the ODI format of the game with close to 7,000 runs with 7 centuries and 54 half-centuries to her name. With regards to other formats, Mithali has scored 2,364 runs in T20I and 663 runs in Tests.
What a champion cricketer! ????????
First Indian woman batter to score 10K international runs. ???? ????
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) March 12, 2021
In the third ODI, South Africa's skipper won the toss and opted to field in Lucknow. India received a major blow on the second ball of the innings, when Shabnim Ismail dismissed Jemimah Rodrigues for a silver duck. Following this, Punam Raut and Smriti Mandhana held the fort and brought up team's fifty in the 10th over before the latter was sent packing by Sekhukhune.
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Walking in to bat at number four, Mithali had her eyes set on a huge score as she started batting beautifully and crossed the 10,000-run landmark in international cricket. However, right after the precious moment, Anne Bosch dismissed her on 36. India lost Punam Raut on 77 in the 34th over as they are on the verge of putting a defendable target.
Mithali Raj surpassed Charlotte Edwards to add another feather in her hat
India's legendary cricketer Mithali Raj has surpassed England's Charlotte Edwards to become the most capped female cricketer in women's cricket. During the second ODI against South African Women in Lucknow, Mithali added this feather into her ever-precious hat. Read more - Head Coach Darren Sammy plays cricket with locals in Lahore
Recording her 310th appearance, Mithali became the most capped player in the history of International Women's Cricket. The ODI skipper has been a part of 10 Tests, 211 ODIs and 82 T20Is for Team India. Mithali played her first international match against Ireland in 1999 and since then, she has become a stalwart of Women's cricket.