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Women’s World Cup: Twitteratti hails ‘true champion’ Mithali Raj on her feat

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 12, 2017, 8:46 pm IST
Updated Jul 12, 2017, 8:46 pm IST
Mithali Raj crossed the 6,000 run mark en route to her 114-ball 69 against Australia in a league match of the ongoing Women’s World Cup.
Mithali Raj’s achievement was praised by some of the former and current Indian cricketers.(Photo: AP)
 Mithali Raj’s achievement was praised by some of the former and current Indian cricketers.(Photo: AP)

Bristol: Indian women’s cricket captain Mithali Raj on Wednesday created history by surpassing England’s Charlotte Edwards to become the highest female run-scorer in ODIs.

The 34-year-old crossed the 6,000 run mark en route to her 114-ball 69 against Australia in a league match of the ongoing Women’s World Cup. Her knock, along with a spectacular 106 from opener Punam Raut helped India post a respectable total of 226-7 against the defending champions.

 

The Indian team remained unbeaten after the first four matches of the tournament, but lost their way during their match against South Africa, thereby suffering a 115-run loss.

Mithali Raj’s achievement was praised by some of the former and current Indian cricketers. Former Team India coach Anil Kumble, captain Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Gautam Gambhir took to Twitter to laud the right-handed batter.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also expressed their happiness on the Jodhpur woman’s feat.

India will play New Zealand in their final league match on Saturday at Derby.

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