India vs South Africa Women 3rd ODI: Indian women’s cricket team’s star batsman Mithali Raj has made history in the third ODI against South Africa being played in Lucknow. In fact, Mithali has now become the second woman and the first woman cricketer in the world to complete 10,000 runs in international cricket. He achieved this feat in the third ODI against South Africa.
As Mithali Raj reached the score of 35 in the third ODI being played at the Bharat Ratna of Lucknow, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, she became the second woman cricketer in the world to complete 10,000 runs in international cricket. Earlier, England’s Charlett Edwards has done this feat in international cricket.
In the third ODI against South Africa, Mithali scored an innings of 36 runs in 50 balls. During this time, five fours came off his bat. He was caught out by Annie Bosh. However, she had registered her name in history before being dismissed.
38-year-old Mithali has scored 6,974 runs in ODI cricket at an average of 50.53. Apart from this, Mithali has scored 2,364 runs in T20 and 663 runs in Tests. Mithali has also scored 75 half-centuries and eight centuries in her career.
Mithali is the highest run-scorer for India in ODIs and T20s while in Tests she is fourth after Sandhya Aggarwal (1,110 runs), Shanta Rangaswamy (750 runs) and Shubhangi Kulkarni (700 runs).
Former England captain Charlotte Edwards is the only female cricketer to have scored more than 10,000 runs in international cricket before Mithali. At the age of 41, Edwards retired from international cricket in May 2016. He scored 5,992 runs in 191 ODIs and 2,605 runs in 95 T20 matches and 676 runs in 23 Tests.