Indian captain Mithali Raj, who already broke two world records in the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 has just broken one more all-time record in the ongoing clash between India and Australia. The 34-year-old batsman overtook Charlotte Edwards and now holds the record for most runs in women’s ODIs.


Raj surpassed the record of 5992 runs set by England’s Charlotte Edwards and during the innings, she became the first woman to pass 6000 runs in one-day internationals.


Raj got there in 164 innings, 16 fewer than Edwards. She has so far played 183 games, with an average of over 50, with five centuries and 49 half-centuries. Raj’s team-mate, Jhulan Goswami, recently broke the world record of most wickets in women’s one-day internationals when she took her 181st wicket in a match in South Africa.

She made her debut for India against Ireland in 1999. The 16-year-old batter scored an impressive century on her debut.

Coincidentally, the top run scorers in one-day internationals in both men’s and women’s cricket happen to be Indians. Sachin Tendulkar tops the list with 18,426 runs.