Bristol (UK): Indian women’s cricket team skipper Mithali Raj on Wednesday surpassed former England captain Charlotte Edwards to become the highest run-scorer in the One-Day Internationals (ODI) at the Bristol County Ground here.
She achieved the feat against Australia in the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup.
Before the Wednesday’s game against Aussie women, Mithali was 33 runs short of English cricketer Charlotte Edwards’ 5992 runs in 191 matches. Mithali go past Charlotte’s world record and she also became the first ever woman cricketer to touch the 6,000 ODI runs mark. The skipper surpassed the landmark in her 183rd ODI, taking 164 innings, 16 less than Charlotte.
Mithali Raj has been India’s premier player ever since she made her debut in 1999.