Women's Raj: India skipper Mithali continues to raise bar

Women's Raj: India skipper Mithali continues to raise bar

Women's Raj: India skipper Mithali continues to raise bar

Sri Lanka and Pakistan will face off in Leicester, the victor to earn their first win of the World Cup and relegate the other to a winless tournament. That kid today is known by many names like Master Blaster, God of cricket to name just a few.

There can be no excuses as to how the most important person in India cricket makes such a big error, that too with an image of an established India woman cricketer.

India's World Cup future hangs in the balance after an eight-wicket defeat to Australia, but Mithali Raj is confident her side has the potential to be world beaters. It's been 18 years and today that young girl has scripted a new record.

She created a record by becoming the first woman cricketer to score 6000 plus runs in ODIs becoming the leading run-getter in women's cricket. Third on the list is Jaya Sharma with 2091 runs. The 34-year-old Indian women's skipper has had a prolific career so far.

"Obviously, we now have a decider ahead against New Zealand to get to the semifinals".

On scoring the 34th run of her innings (out of her total of 69 runs scored) she completed 6000 runs in women's one-day global cricket.

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Cricket fans quickly identified the blunder.

Despite, a century from Punam Raut and a fifty from Mithali Raj, a collective effort from Australian bowlers saw them reduce India to 226 for seven in the 50 overs.

Once Mithali was out, Harmanpreet Kaur (23, 22 balls) tried to get to move on but after she was dismissed, the Indians couldn't accelerate in the final overs. When you are playing a big team like Australia at an ICC event you need to get off to a solid start and that did not happen as she was back in the hut within the first four overs.

Earlier in her innings, Lanning brought up her 5000th global run, becoming the fourth Australian to reach the mark behind Clark, Karen Rolton and current teammate Alex Blackwell, who passed the mark last weekend. Being the captain of the team, she should have pressed on the accelerator much earlier. Now, before the World Cup in 2017, she once again led India on a phenomenal run of form where it won four ODI series and secured 16 wins out of the 17 games that they played.

The only encouraging factor for India is that they will take on the White Ferns at the venue where they have a 100 per cent win record in this World Cup.

Among the Indian eves Mithali Raj now sits pretty at the top with 6028 runs.

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