Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar Among Those Who Congratulate Mithali Raj For Her

Posted July 13, 2017

The women's team captain overcame Englishwoman Charlotte Edwards's tally of 5,992 runs when she took her 34th run with a backfoot drive off Australia's Ellyse Perry to script history in the 29th over. "There's been some very good cricket played, and every game from here on is going to be high- quality", Lanning said. Raut went on to a well-earned hundred, her second in ODIs, and celebrated accordingly.

Given the ever increasing number of games being played, Lanning could be the player who eventually reels in Raj's record.

India are due to play New Zealand on Saturday in a must-win game. With their second straight defeat, India slipped from third to fourth in points table. Only Harmanpreet's breezy 23 did any further damage, as the Australians put on the brakes with wickets. The photo appears to have been taken off since. "She was a late riser and to get her into the habit of rising early, I started taking her to a cricket camp where my son was being coached". Twenty-seven out of her 53 fifty-plus scores have been not out innings. Back to Raj, with whom the day's final word should reside. She scored 45 runs in 68 balls. With a virtual quarter-final coming up against New Zealand, India have two days to identify and rectify their mistakes. However the nature of it India had to score above 250 to at least make a match out of it.

Until February 7, 2017, Mithali hit 7 consecutive half-centuries one after the other.

At 166 for 2 in the 41st over, India had a fair if not terribly exciting platform to build on. But this is just one part of the story. Australia went 15 deliveries without scoring, and its first single came in the fifth over.

The player in the picture is Indian opener Ponam Raut.

The experienced Ekta Bisht, the left-arm spinner, enjoys English conditions and has been a considerable threat this tournament. The fact that she would be a record-breaker in cricket, however, was predicted when she was just 10 years old.

While Lanning wasn't fazed by the lost opportunity, the 25-year-old will likely break just about every other run-scoring record in the book if she continues scoring at the rate she has since making her worldwide debuting in 2010. Her biggest strength is her strike rate, which stayed in the high 80s throughout. She was eventually undone by Beams off her bowling. She scored nine centuries and 46 half-centuries during her career, her highest being an unbeaten 173 against Ireland.

Two records on one day, not a bad day in office right?