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Mithali becomes highest run-getter in women's cricket

Last updated on: July 04, 2021 00:38 IST

Mithali Raj

IMAGE: Mithali Raj is the leading run-scorer across formats in women's cricket. Photograph: ICC/Twitter

India captain Mithali Raj became the highest run-getter in women's cricket across formats, overtaking former England skipper Charlotte Edwards, in Worcester, on Saturday.


Mithali achieved the feat during the third and final inconsequential ODI against hosts England. India avoided a series clean sweep, defeating England by four wickets in the rain-curtailed match. 

Chasing 220 to win in 47 overs, India earned a consolation win with three balls to spare with Mithali ending unbeaten at 75 off 86 balls.

The talismanic India batter got to the milestone with a boundary down the ground off Nat Schiver in the 23rd over.

Mithali now became the world's most prolific batter in women's internationals, overtaking Edwards' 10,273 runs.

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