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Records galore for Mithali Raj in ICC Women's World Cup

14 July 2017

In 2004, she was appointed the captain of the women's team and has since led the side in more than 100 WODIs.

Australia overhauled the target with 29 balls to spare, scoring 227 for two, courtesy some fine batting by skipper Meg Lanning (76 not out) and Ellyse Perry (60 not out).

India didn't help itself, with a number of misfields costing them more than 20 runs, too many against a side with the batting potency of Australia. In its ball-by-ball coverage of the match as it happened, The Guardian cricket correspondent found it odd that Deepti Sharma (the highest scorer in the previous game against South Africa) was bumped down the order behind the sloggers like Jhulan Goswami despite stroking 27 boundaries in a match against Ireland. We made a decision to take on the bowling, and we did that pretty well today. "I think that since I've had a long career, [the milestone] is part of it". "Nice to do that today".

India will look to get back to winning ways as they take on Australia in their sixth ICC Women's World Cup 2017 match on Wednesday.

Lanning finished the game unbeaten on 67, one run shy of 3000 one-day global runs. Few know that the Indian captain, who became the highest run-getter in women's ODIs, trained to be a Bharatnatyam dancer in her younger years.

But from there on Australia, and particularly Lanning, was in complete control.

We wish her all the best for future endeavors!

"I'm not too fussed about it, to be honest".

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"Even when Raj was in there and they were going well we were able to keep them in check pretty well".

"I was really happy with how the group responded".

Smriti Mandhana's scratchy innings came to an end in the fourth over; having already survived top-edging Megan Schutt over the slips, she nicked Ashleigh Gardner behind to Alyssa Healy (making her 50th ODI appearance) for three.

This also reflects in Mithali Raj's average which now stands at 51.81 compared to Edwards' 38.16.

Indian team captain Mithali Raj created history by becoming the first global player to touch 6000 ODI run marks in women's cricket.

She said: "Lanning has all the shots, and the form she is in at the moment surely will only take her another four or five years to break that record".

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.

Records galore for Mithali Raj in ICC Women's World Cup