Mithali Raj becomes first woman cricketer to play 200 ODIs

Feb 01 2019 09:50 AM
Mithali Raj becomes first woman cricketer to play 200 ODIs

Indian women's team ODI skipper Mithali Raj got another feather in her hat as she became the first woman cricketer to play 200 One-Day Internationals. She achived this feat reached as she stepped out on the Hamilton pitch for the third ODI against New Zealand.

Mithali was already the most-capped women's cricketer in the history of the game. She had achieved the milestone when she played her 192 ODI of the career, going past Charlotte Edwards’ record of 191 appearances. Raj had made her ODI debut back in June 1999 against Ireland. The occasion saw her also score a maiden ton, as she bagged unbeaten 114.

Currently, Raj  is the leading run-scorer in ODIs with a total of 6622 runs to her name. In terms of the most caps as captain of an international team, Mithali leads the list with 123 (including the third ODI against the Kiwis), ahead of former England skipper Charlotte Edwards (117).

Raj holds the record of highest average.For the batters who have played more than 100 ODIs for the country. She has a total of 7 centuries and 52 half centuries to her name and is also the cricketer with most 50-plus scores in the 50-over format of the game.  Mithali's international career is also the highest for female cricketers, while overall, she stands 4th behind Sachin Tendulkar, Sanath Jayasuriya and Javed Miandad.  

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