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Celebrated Cricketer Mithali Raj Equals World Record With Half-Century Against Australia

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Mithali Raj World Record: Nicknamed “Lady Tendulkar of Indian Women’s cricket”, Indian captain Mithali Raj has single-handedly equaled a Women’s world cup record. Against all odds, Mithali Raj has proven her excellence in cricket.

Ever since Women’s World Cup 2022 began, the audience and critics have been cryptic about captain Mithali Raj’s form. Proving all the critics wrong, with her cricket prowess, Mithali has equaled the record for most half-century goals in the Women’s world cup, by a batter.

This marks her first half-century this year and 63rd in her career, Mithali Raj is known to be the best women cricketer of all time surpassing former record holder, cricketer Charlotte Edwards. With a brilliant half-century knock against the Australian side, in Eden Park, on Saturday, March 19, 2022, alongside New Zealand cricketer, Debbie Hockley, she has answered all the concerns raised in

Marking her, eighth half-century as a captain, it marks the most scores by a captain in the history of the Women’s World Cup. Suzie Bates of Newzealand comes second with six fifty-plus scores.

Mithali Raj World Record At India vs Australia

In the ongoing world cup 2022, Marking Mithali’s world record knock, along with batter Yastika Bhatia’s, half-century helped India spearhead through a meek 28 for two in the sixth over start, to an incredible century stand. The third-wicket pair has over 130 runs between themselves which is the highest for Indians, for that wicket in women’s ODIs against Australia.

Mithali Raj has been one of the best cricketers in the history of women’s cricket and is at present the all-time leading run-scorer for India in all formats. She has bagged various awards and accolades to her credit, including the Padmashri, and the Khel Ratna Award in 2021. A biopic on Raj’s life Called Shabaash Mithu, is soon set to release, made with an intent to inspire more girls to follow their dreams.


Suggested Reading: What Makes Mithali Raj A Legend?


 

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