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Mithali Raj Becomes First Indian Woman To Score 10,000 International Runs

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Mithali Raj 10000 Runs is a brand new record. Raj scripted history by becoming the first Indian batswoman to score 10,000 international runs. The India skipper has now joined the exclusive list of women’s cricketers to have reached 10,000 runs in international cricket, across formats.

She is only the second player ever to achieve the landmark after England’s Charlotte Edwards (10,273 runs). While Raj reached the feat in 311 games, Edwards finished her career in 309 games.

The BCCI also tweeted and congratulated Raj on the achievement soon after she reached the landmark in the third ODI against South Africa.

Earlier, Raj recorded the most international appearances in women’s cricket. Playing the second ODI against South Africa on March 9, 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.

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. Records By Women Cricketers So Far