Senior Indian cricketer Mithali Raj added another feather to her cap as she became the second women’s cricketer to reach 10,000 ODI runs
Legendary Indian women’s cricketer Mithali Raj achieved a major milestone on Friday as she became the second women’s cricketer to complete 10, 000 ODI runs. In the third ODI between India Women and South Africa Women being played at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, the veteran Indian women’s cricketer achieved the feat. Prior to Mithali, it was England women’s cricket Charlotte Edwards who had achieved the feat.
Mithali achieved the feat with a boundary against Anne Bosch in the 28th over of India’s innings. “What a champion cricketer! First Indian woman batter to score 10K international runs. Take a bow, @M_Raj03,” the BCCI tweeted.
In context of the match, India got off to a poor start as Shabnim Ismail removed opening batswoman Jemimah Rodrigues(0) in the first over of the innings. Smriti Mandhana and Punam Raut then brought the innings back on track with a 64-run stand for the second wicket. After Mandhana’s dismissal in the 12th over, Raut and Mithali added 77 runs for the third wicket. The partnership was broken by Bosch who dismissed Mithali for 36.