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Mithali Raj now leading run-scorer in women’s internationals

India legend Mithali Raji has surpassed England’s Charlotte Edwards to become all-time leading run-scorer in women’s international cricket.

As opposed to Edwards’s tally of 10,273 runs across formats, Mithali has 10,337 runs. The 38-year-old scored an unbeaten 88-ball 75 runs to take India to a consolation win over England, the series winners, in the third ODI.

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No other batter has 8,000 international runs in women’s cricket.

Most runs in women’s international cricket:

Mithali Raj (India) – 10,337

Charlotte Edwards (England) – 10,273

Suzie Bates (New Zealand) – 7,849

Stefanie Taylor (West Indies) – 7818

Meg Lanning (Australia) – 7,024

In another record, Mithali has the most number of wins as a captain in Women’s ODIs, going past Australia’s Belinda Clark’s 83. She also became the second player to make 6,000 runs as captain in women’s international cricket. It took her 179 matches to reach there.

Earlier this year Mithali became the second female to 10,000 international runs and first to 7,000 ODI runs. She averages 51.80 in 217 ODIs (196 innings) where she has made 7,034 runs including seven centuries and 58 half-centuries. The next best is Edwards, who made 5,992 at 38.16.

In 11 Tests (18 innings), Mithali has made 669 runs at 44.60 including a double hundred (214 vs England in 2002). She has 2,364 runs in 89 T20Is (84 innings) which is the sixth-best.

Mithali holds the record of being the youngest (16 years and 205 days), male or female, to score an international hundred. She had achieved that feat 22 years ago, against Ireland on her ODI (and international) debut.

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