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Bengal CM hails Mithali Raj on becoming highest run-scorer in ODIs

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Chief Minister on Wednesday congratulated women's team captain Mithali Raj on becoming the leading run-getter in One-day Internationals (ODI), going past player Charlotte Edwards record of 5992 ODI runs.

"Congratulations @M_Raj03 for becoming the highest ever run scorer in the history of women's ODI cricket.We are proud of u," Mamata tweeted.

The skipper got to the landmark by punching Australia's Ellyse Perry to the covers in their ongoing ICC Women's World Cup group match at Bristol on Wednesday.

Mithali broke another record when she became the first player in the women's game to notch 6000 ODI runs when she launched leg-spinner Kristen Beams over long on for a big six.

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 17:40 IST
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