Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj on Thursday added another feather to her cap as she became the first Indian female player to cross the landmark of 2000 runs in T20Is.
In the 12th match of the Women’s Asia cup 2018 between India and Sri Lanka, Mithali scored 33-ball 23 and during the course of her innings, she reached the 2000-run mark in the shortest format of the game.
— ICC (@ICC) June 7, 2018
Mithali is the first Indian and the seventh overall player to score 2000 runs in T20Is.
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) June 7, 2018
Here is the complete list:
2605 – Charlotte Edwards (England)
2528 – Stafanie Taylor (West Indies)
2515 – Suzie Bates (New Zealand)
2105 – Meg Lanning (Australia)
2091 – Sarah Taylor (England)
2039 – Deandra Dottin (West Indies)
2015 – Mithali Raj (India)
Mithali Raj has played 74 T20 matches so far and scored 2015. Mithali’s highest score in the shortest format of the game is 76*. She has also slammed 14 fifties.
Earlier, Mithali Raj also scored 50th fifty of her ODI career and by doing so became first women player to do so. Mithali (56) also holds the record of most fifty-plus scores in WODI and she also holds the record of highest run-getter in women’s ODIs. Raj has scored 6,373 runs in 194 games.