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Mithali Raj becomes first female to play 200 ODIs

File photo of Mithali Raj. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 01, 2019, 11.52 AM (IST)

Mithali Raj, captain of Indian women's cricket team has added another record to an already glittering career as she became the female cricketer to play 200 One-Day Internationals when she led her team out for the third ODI against New Zealand February 1.

Indian women's team have played 263 ODIs in their history. Raj has now featured in 200 of them. 

Since her ODI debut in 1999, the team have played 213 matches in the format. She has been a part of all but 13 of them.

Raj is also the highest run-getter in ODIs with 6622 runs at an average of 51.33, including seven centuries. 

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Mithali could not make a big impact in her 200th game, scoring nine off 28 balls as India were bowled out for 149 in the third and final ODI against New Zealand. 

She had hit an unbeaten 63 in the second ODI, helping India take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. 

She has also played 10 Tests and 85 T20s. 

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Indian women's team have played 263 ODIs in their history. Raj has now featured in 200 of them.