Indian women’s cricket team records: As the Indian women’s cricket team prepares to face South Africa in the third ODI on March 12 after levelling the five-match series at 1-1, here, is a look at the milestones Indian women’s cricketers achieved in the first two ODI matches.
The series so far saw a few records being broken.
Mithali Raj recorded 310th International Appearances:
Legendary cricketer Mithali Raj has recorded the most international appearances in women’s cricket. Playing the second ODI against South Africa on March 9, Raj has added another feather to her cap. She became the most capped female player in the history of international women’s cricket by recording her 310th appearance on Tuesday. In the current women’s ODI team, the Raj has played 10 Tests, scoring 663 runs which include a double hundred (214) against England in Taunton in 2002. She has played 211 ODIs in total and as many as 82 T20Is for Team India.
A thread on a few records by Mithali Raj:
Most ODI half-centuries by current India cricketers:
Virat Kohli: 60 in 251 games
Mithali Raj: 54 in 210 games
Rohit Sharma: 43 in 224 games
— Wisden India (@WisdenIndia) March 7, 2021
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) March 7, 2021
Raj, who made her international debut for India in 1999 against Ireland, has surpassed England’s Charlotte Edwards to become the most capped women’s player on the international circuit.
Harmanpreet Kaur played her 100th ODI:
Captain of India’s T20 women’s cricket team, Harmanpreet Kaur has returned to competitive cricket after playing last on 8th March 2020 during the heartbreaking final of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020. Now, after a gap of almost 12 months, the 32-year-old batter on March 7 became the fifth Indian women cricketer to feature in 100 ODIs. “I am very excited because we will be playing international cricket after a long time and also it’s my 100th ODI. Both the things will give me a lot of energy and I am sure I can do well,” the all-rounder said in a media interaction.
100 ODIs. 114 T20s. 2 Tests. 4624 runs.
✨ One stellar legacy.
— Sportstar (@sportstarweb) March 8, 2021
Smriti Mandhana scores record fifty:
Smriti Mandhana created a world record during the 2nd ODI between India and South Africa. With her unbeaten 80*(64) knock in the game on March 9, which included 3 sixes and 10 fours, the left-handed batswoman, Mandhana, became the first cricketer, male or female, to smash 10 consecutive scores of 50 or more in ODIs during the run chases. In doing so, she surpassed New Zealand’s Suzie Bates who had nine successive scores of 50 and more in run chases between 2015 and 2017.
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) March 9, 2021