Mithali Raj Becomes First Indian Batswoman To Score 10,000 International Runs

Lucknow: India Captain Mithali Raj on Friday became the first woman Indian player to cross 10,000 runs in international cricket. Mithali’s knock of 36 runs against South Africa in the third ODI on Friday took her career tally to 10,001 runs at an average of 46.73.

Mithali achieved the milestone when she reached the 35-run mark during India vs South Africa third ODI in Lucknow on Friday.

The 38-year-old has so far scored 6,974 runs in ODI cricket at an average of 50.53; 2,364 runs in T20Is at 37.52 and 663 runs in Test cricket at 51.00.

She has also scored a whopping 75 half centuries and eight centuries.

Mithali is India’s all-time highest run scorer in ODIs and T20Is and the fourth highest in Tests behind Sandhya Agarwal (1,110 runs), Shanta Rangaswamy (750) and Shubhangi Kulkarni (700).

She became the second woman to reach 10,000 runs in international cricket.

Former England captain Charlotte Edwards was the only woman to have scored more than 10,000 runs in international cricket before Mithali.

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