Mithali Raj Breaks MS Dhoni's Record

Mithali Raj led India Women Cricket team are not having the best of the time in New Zealand currently as they stare at ODI series defeat after losing the 2nd ODI on Tuesday.

The New Zealand Women vs India Women 2nd ODI ended with the host winning the match by 3 wickets and six balls to spare.  However for India skipper Mithali Raj the match had some memorable moment as she was able to break MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli's record in the process.

Records broken by Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj while scoring half-century during New Zealand Women vs India Women 2nd ODI also completed 7500 ODI runs, a feat achieved by nobody else in the history of women’s ODI cricket.

According to a report by femalecricket.com Out of the 7516 runs Mithali Raj has scored still date 5030 runs have come as a captain becoming the first captain to score 5000+ runs as ODI captain in women’s cricket. Raj has been leading the India team since 2004.

Besides reaching the 5000+ mark, the 39-year-old also stitched a 108-run partnership with Richa Ghosh for the fourth wicket, which is the first-ever hundred-run partnership by an Indian pair for fourth or lower wickets in women’s international cricket in New Zealand.

Besides the above-mentioned record, Mithali Raj also broke the record of most runs by Indian captains against New Zealand in ODIs as well as most 50+ scores by Indian captains against the same team.

Mitali Raj now had 739 runs and seven 50+ scores. MS Dhoni held th record for runs, while Mohammad Azharuddin held the record for most half-centuries.