India batting legend Mithali Raj became the first-ever women cricketer from India to cross the milestone of 10,000 runs in international cricket. With a boundary during the third women ODI between India and South Africa in Lucknow, Mithali created history and has now scored 10,001 runs in 311 matches since making her debut in 1999.
Charlotte Edwards was the only woman to have scored more than 10,000 runs in international cricket before Mithali. Mithali’s knock of 36 runs against South Africa in the third ODI on Friday took her career tally to 10,001 runs at an average of 46.73.
The 38-year-old has so far scored 6,974 runs in ODI cricket at an average of 50.53; 2,364 runs in T20Is at 37.52 and 663 runs in Test cricket at 51.00.
What a champion cricketer! 👏👏
First Indian woman batter to score 10K international runs. 🔝 👍
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) March 12, 2021
Mithali is India’s all-time highest run-scorer in ODIs and T20Is and the fourth highest in Tests behind Sandhya Agarwal (1,110 runs), Shanta Rangaswamy (750), and Shubhangi Kulkarni (700). Mithali made her international debut back in 1999 and has so far played 211 ODIs in which she has scored 6938 runs at an average of 50.64 including seven centuries and 54 half-centuries so far. She has also played 10 Tests in which she has 663 runs at an average of 51 including one century and four fifties.
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 12, 2021
Mithali Raj in international cricket – 10001 runs, ave 46.73
in Tests: 663 runs, ave 51.00
in ODIs: 6974 runs, ave 50.53
in T20Is:2364 runs, ave 37.52#INDvSA
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) March 12, 2021