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Team India skipper Mithali Raj on top of the world
Although Team India lost their match against Australia on Tuesday in the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 currently being held in England, but for the captain of Team India, Mithali Raj, it became the most memorable day of her life.

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 international cricket. Mithali Raj is now the leading run scorer in women's ODI cricket with 6028 runs.

34-year-old Mitali overtook Charlotte Edwards of England who earlier had the record in her name by having scored 5992 runs. But against Charlotte's accumulating these runs in 191 matches, Mitali has scaled this glorious achievement in just 183 innings.

Mithali had previously also grabbed another world record of scoring 7 consecutive half-centuries. Not only this, Mithali Raj, who had made her debut for Team India at the tender age of 17, has also become the only women cricketer in the world to have maximum number of (49) half-centuries in her name.

However, the best part which will surprise many is that while in men's cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, who holds the record for maximum runs scored (18426) has an average of 44.83, Mithali Raj, the highest run getter in women's cricket has a better average of 51.52 runs. Proud of you, skipper.

Incidentally, India's veteran women cricketer and fast bowler Jhulan Goswami had also achieved the world record of becoming the highest wicket taker by taking 181

wickets in May this year by dismissing South Africa's Raisibe Ntozakhe in a ODI match. She eclipsed Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick's record of 180 wickets which had been standing for almost a decade.

So right now, in women's cricket, India is really on top, having the world's best batswoman and bowler amongst their ranks.

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