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India’s Mithali Raj sets ODI runs record

Role model: India’s Mithali Raj has won praise for her performance

By: Rithika Siddhartha

  INDIAN cricket captain Mithali Raj broke the record for runs in women’s One Day Internationals taking her total to 6,028 after hitting 69 in the World Cup match with Australia yesterday (July 12). The 34-year-old – who made her debut back in 1999 and averages a superb 51.52 after 183 ODI appearances for her country – surpassed retired England legend Charlotte Edwards’s total of 5,992. “I don’t think Mithali Raj gets the credit she deserves at times,” said Edwards. “She is a quality player. The big hitters get the plaudits, but to average over 50 in ODI cricket is…

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