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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