Team India skipper Mithali Raj breaks world record for consecutive 50s in ODIs
Mithali Raj, one of the Indian team's best batswomen, has broken many records during her 18-year international career. Photograph: (PTI)
Team India skipper Mithali Raj on Saturday became the first woman cricketer to score seven consecutive fifties in One Day Internationals (ODIs).
Mithali achieved the feat as India played hosts England at the ICC Women’s World Cup, scoring 71 runs in Derby. Mithali's 50 - scored off 56 balls - is her seventh consecutive one, and helped her break the previous world record of six jointly held by three players, Lindsay Reeler, Charlotte Edwards and Ellyse Perry.
Mithali Raj, one of the Indian team's best batswomen, has broken many records during her 18-year international career.
She also holds the record for 47 fifties, the most by any international women’s player.
Mithali's average in women’s ODIs, 52.27, is the best among women cricketers who have played over 100 ODIs.
India made 281 for 3 in the match, helping them make their highest total against England in a World Cup Match.