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India’s Mithali Raj becomes first to score 6000 runs in women’s ODI cricket

Indian captain Mithali Raj (34) scripted history by becoming first player in the history of women’s ODI cricket to score more than 6000 career runs. She also became all-time leading run-getter in women’s ODI.

She achieved the record feat against Australia in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 match at Bristol. She broke previous record of Charlotte Edwards (5992) in 164 innings – 16 less than Charlotte.

Mithali Raj

Mithali had made her ODI debut at the age of 16 against Ireland in June 1999 at Milton Keynes and scored unbeaten 114 runs. So far, Mithali has scored 6028 runs with the help of 5 centuries and 49 half-centuries.

During the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup, she had created record of scoring seven consecutive fifties in women’s ODIs. Apart from this, she has also scored 49 ODI half-centuries, highest by any woman cricketer. She is often called the Sachin Tendulkar of Indian women’s cricket.

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Virat Kohli becomes first Indian captain to score double century outside India

Indian test team captain Virat Kohli became the first Indian captain to score a double century outside India.

He achieved feat after scoring 200 runs against West Indies on second day of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards stadium in Antigua, North Sound.

Virat Kohli is only third captain who have managed to score double century in a Test match vs West Indies in the Carribean. Other two are England’s Len Hutton (205 in 1953-54) and Australia’s Bobby Simpson (201 in 1964-65).

Besides, he also broke Mohammed Azharuddin’s long-standing record of 192 in 1990 against New Zealand. It was also the highest score by an Indian captain in the West Indies.

With this, Virat Kohli also became the fifth Indian captain to score a double century in a Test match. Others are Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi (203 against England), Sachin Tendulkar (217 against New Zealand), Sunil Gavaskar (205 against West Indies) and MS Dhoni (224 against Australia).

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