Mithali Raj, captain of the Indian women cricket team has gone on to create a world record today. She becomes the highest run-getter in the history of One Day International cricket. She pipped Charlotte Edwards to achieve this feat. This is a very proud moment for India as she is the Indian captain and the most popular batter of the Indian team. India are playing Australia for a place in the semi finals. The team that wins becomes the first outfit to make the cut. Australia won the toss and elected to bowl first on a good, placid wicket. There were speculations of rain but luckily that stayed away. India lost Smriti Mandhana early for 3 and that sent India in a tizzy as she is the inform player. But that is when Mithali Raj the skipper joined Poonam Raut and forged a partnership to bail India out of the early hiccup.

Mithali Raj played a slow, steady knock, just what the doctor had ordered, she scored her 50. Mithali and Poonam stitched a partnership of a mammoth 157 runs before Mithali was out. She scored 69 off 114 balls. She was brilliantly caught and bowled by Kristen Beams. Poonam Raut went on to score a magnificent century, which will go in to the record books as a very important knock at the World stage. India has eye a target in excess of 240 to give Australia a good run for their money.

Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj

As we speak India women are 214 in 49 overs for the loss of 6 wickets.