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Mithali Raj sets Twitterati abuzz after record-breaking feat

14 July, 2017, 00:44 | Author: Christina Hansen
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While Lanning wasn't fazed by the lost opportunity, the 25-year-old will likely break just about every other run-scoring record in the book if she continues scoring at the rate she has since making her global debuting in 2010.

Raj, who survived two reviews during her innings, got to another milestone as she smashed an impressive six back over Kristen Beams' head to become the first woman ever to pass 6,000 ODI runs.

Mithali recently became the highest run-getter in women's ODIs.

And while those heroes of Indian cricket have all ascended to the top of the game over the past two decades, Raj admits she feels the same pressures leading her country. So apart from Harmanpreet Kaur none of the others in the list has a realistic chance of eclipsing her feat. While it was Prasad who spotted the talent in the 10-year-old Mithali, Sampath shaped her into a world-class performer.

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Among the global players, the top five run-getters apart from Raj and Edwards include - Belinda Clark (Aus) with 4844, Karen Rolton (Aus) with 4814 and Claire Taylor with 4101 runs.

She became the first woman to score seven consecutive half-centuries in one-day worldwide cricket, making 71 against England in the same tournament.

She made her Test debut against England in Lucknow in 2002. 16 year 205 days: Age when Mithali scored an unbeaten 114 vs Ireland at Milton Keynes on June 26, 1999, making her the youngest centurion in women's ODIs. Sachin Tendulkar, the kid sitting next to you might scream, as he would for most questions about batting records. We've come into this World Cup looking to win it, just like every other team.

Mithali Raj made ODI history in Bristol but it was Australia who booked its place in the semi-finals of the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 after an eight-wicket victory at The County Ground.

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Tortoise-like innings by Mithali Raj: She has become the toast of the nation.

A victor of the Arjuna and the Padma Shri, Mithali Raj is also India's highest female run scorer in all three formats with a staggering 8399 runs. "If we look forward to qualifying, we really need to upgrade our quality of cricket", she added.

"Maybe, because she's got the all-round shots", Raj said when asked if she believed Lanning might one day pass her mark - which stood at 6028 at the end of Wednesday's game, but will eventually be much higher, given the 34-year-old intends to continue playing for another year or longer.

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