Aussies cruise to victory over India at World Cup

Aussies cruise to victory over India at World Cup

"India is still searching for its first World Cup title". That kid today is known by many names like Master Blaster, God of cricket to name just a few. Sachin Tendulkar, the kid sitting next to you might scream, as he would for most questions about batting records.

Mithali, who smashed 69 runs in the group game against Australia, overtook Edwards (5992) after scoring her 34th run and reached the landmark in her 183rd ODI, taking 164 innings - 16 less than the former England player. It's been 18 years and today that young girl has scripted a new record.

On a day when Mithali Raj should ideally have been smiling and celebrating her feat of becoming the highest run-getter in women's ODI, the India captain wore a forlorn look. She now is at the helm of the list with 6028 runs in 183 matches. The fact that she would be the record-breaker in cricket, however, was predicted when she was just 10 years old.

At the age of 19, Raj made headlines for the second time ever since her debut.

Opener Tammy Beaumont set England on the path to victory over New Zealand with an impressive 93 runs.

On scoring the 34th run of her innings (out of her total of 69 runs scored) she completed 6000 runs in women's one-day worldwide cricket. Fans appreciated the cricketer from all over the nation.

Mithali, who lives in Hyderabad, has so far scored 6,000 runs in the 50-over cricket.

Captain Meg Lanning speaks after Australia's loss to host nation England at the Women's Cricket World Cup
Captain Meg Lanning speaks after Australia's loss to host nation England at the Women's Cricket World Cup. SUPPLIED

England recorded a dominant win over New Zealand, dismissing them for 209 after posting another huge score of 285 to start the match. When you are playing a big team like Australia at an ICC event you need to get off to a solid start and that did not happen as she was back in the hut within the first four overs.

Mithali Raj went on to score her seventh consecutive half-century in this years world cup.

Not that her batting average of over 50 leaves any doubts about her consistency at the worldwide level.

In 2004, she was appointed the captain of the women's team and has since led the side in more than 100 WODIs.

India had lost yet another game to the dominant Australians, thus making their chances of qualifying for the 2017 ICC Women's World Cup that much more hard.

"At this level, if you are aiming for the World Cup, because the tournament is so long there will be points where the team may lose a couple of games".

Mithali, who has been conferred the Arjuna Award in 2003 and Padma Shree in 2015, was born in Jodhpur to Tamil parents- Dorai and Leela Raj on December 3, 1982.




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