first_imgMithali Raj became the first batswoman to score 6000 runs in One-Day Internationals in the course of India’s World Cup league game against Australia at Bristol.The India captain, is now the leading run-scorer in women’s cricket, having overtaken Charlotte Edwards of England.Mithali broke the barrier in women’s cricket because she happens to be the only Asian in the list of top-10 run-scorers.Congratulations @M_Raj03 on the remarkable feat of becoming the all-time highest run-scorer in women’s ODIs. More power to you! #Girlpower ??- Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 12, 2017The top-10 is dominated by women from England (3), Australia (3) and New Zealand. Stafanie Roxann Taylor is the only West Indian in the list.Women’s cricket’s ‘captain cool’ needed 41 runs before this game and came into bat after the fall of the first wicket early in the innings.She steadied the innings along with opening batswoman Punam Raut and finally reached the landmark with a six off Kristen Beams in the 30the over. Mithali had earlier became the first woman in cricket history to hit seven consecutive fifties in ODIs. She hit 71 off 73 balls against England in their World Cup opener. She scored 44 against West Indies but was out for eight against Pakistan — bringing an end to her golden run. But she came back with a bang, scoring 53 against Sri Lanka to make it eight fifties from 10 inning. However, she fell for a golden duck in the previous match against South Africa.Raj’s first of the seven fifties came against Sri Lanka when she hit 70 not out at Colombo in February, 2017. Following that she scored an unbeaten 64 (South Africa), 73 (Bangladesh), 51* (South Africa), 54 (South Africa), 62* (South Africa), 71 (England).advertisementThe 34-year-old right hander has 6000 runs from 183 ODIs, with her highest being 114* against Ireland in Milton Keynes back in 26 June, 1999. She has five centuries to her name and averages over 50.last_img