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Congratulate inspiring Mithali for adding another feather to her illustrious hat

Last updated on: July 13, 2017 10:52 IST

In a crucial World Cup match against Australia on Wednesday, captain of the Indian women's cricket team Mithali Raj added yet another feather to her cap.

Mithali Raj became the first woman cricketer to cross the 6000 run-mark in ODI cricket during her innings in the ICC Woman's World Cup match against Australia on WednesdayAs soon as she scored 34 runs, the Indian skipper became the leading run-getter in One-Day Internationals, going past England player Charlotte Edwards's record of 5992 ODI runs.

Mithali got to the record 6000 ODI runs when she launched leg-spinner Kristen Beams for a six.

“Privileged 2 have now become the all time leading run-scorer. Its been an incredible time scoring each & every run for @BCCIWomen #WWC17,” Mithali posted on her Twitter account on Wednesday.

India's men's captain Virat Kohli was quick to appreciate the record-breaking effort.

"A great moment for Indian Cricket, @M_Raj03 becomes the highest run scorer in Women's ODI Cricket History today. Champion Stuff!," Kohli wrote on his Twitter handle, tagging Mithali in the post.

Here are the other records against Mithali’s name:

Most number of fifties by any woman player - 49

Most number of consecutive fifties by any woman player - 7

The Indian skipper currently has an average of over 51.

Most number of times she has carried her bat - 48.

Join us in congratulating the India women's captain on her newest achievement

IMAGE: Mithali Raj became the first woman cricketer to cross the 6000 run-mark in ODI cricket during her innings in the ICC Woman's World Cup match against Australia on Wednesday

Photograph: Mithali Raj/Twitter

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