Mithali Raj becomes 1st woman cricketer to score 7,000 ODI runs


India ODI skipper Mithali Raj on Sunday added one other feather to her cap by changing into the primary participant to full 7,000 runs in ladies’s ODI cricket.

The 38-year-old reached the 7,000-run milestone in her 213th match, which was the fourth ODI of the continued five-match collection in opposition to South Africa on the Ekana Cricket Stadium.

“Magnificent Mithali! #TeamIndia ODI skipper becomes the first woman cricketer to score 7000 ODI runs. What a performer she has been!” the BCCI tweeted.

Playing in her 213th ODI for India, Mithali reached the milestone mark as she accomplished her twenty sixth run of the innings as we speak.

Mithali, who made her worldwide debut in 1999, was additionally the primary participant to score 6,000 runs in ladies’s ODIs. England’s Charlotte Edwards, who retired from worldwide cricket in 2016, is second on the checklist of main run-scorers with 5,992.

Mithali scored a 71-ball 45 earlier than being dismissed by medium-pacer Tumi Sekhukhune within the thirty eighth over of the fourth ODI. She hit 4 boundaries throughout her keep within the center.

On Friday, in the course of the third match, Mithali had develop into the primary Indian participant and solely the second internationally to full 10,000 runs throughout all codecs.

In the fourth ODI, the guests received the toss and requested India to bat first. India dropped Jemimah Rodrigues after three single-digit scores, which meant the primary alternative within the collection for opener Priya Punia.

Jhulan Goswami was handed a relaxation due to a minor hand harm, paving the way in which for an ODI debut for left-arm spinning allrounder Radha Yadav, who during the last two years has develop into considerably of an everyday in T20Is.

South Africa saved religion in the identical XI that took them 2-1 up within the collection on Friday

India misplaced opener Smriti Mandhana early as she departed after enjoying a knock of 10 runs. Punam Raut joined Priya Punia within the center and construct the innings for the house facet. Nondumiso Shangase scalped Punia (32) within the fifteenth over, leaving the facet at 61-2.

Skipper Mithali got here in to bat at quantity 4 and supported in-form Raut to take India’s score to get previous the 100-run mark. The duo remains to be on the crease taking the facet to a decent whole.

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