Tuesday , October 26 2021

AUS-W vs IND-W: Mithali Raj hits 5th consecutive half-century before reaching 20000 career runs

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India’s Mithali Raj bats during the first ODI against Australia at Great Barrier Reef Arena in Mackay on Tuesday.

India women team captain Mithali Raj continued with her purple patch on Tuesday when she scored her fifth consecutive fifty in ODIs as she scored a 107-ball 61 against Australia women in the first of the three-match series in Mackay. Earlier in her last four international innings, the 38-year-old batter scored 75*, 59 and 72 against England while a 79* came against South Africa.

It was also a double milestone day for Mithali as she also reached 20000 career runs (international and domestic cricket) before scoring her half-century in 94 deliveries. 

At the time of writing this report, India were struggling to put a decent total on the board with 183/7  in 44.1 overs. Earlier Mithali fell as India’s fifth wicket at 155 in the 38th over.

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