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KCR hails Raj for creating ODI record in women's cricket

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Chief Minister today congratulated Indian women's cricket team skipper Mithali Raj on creating a world record by becoming the first player to cross 6,000 runs in the history of women's ODI.

Rao, who sent a congratulatory message to Raj, said she made the country proud with her achievement, a release from his office said.

Rao wished that the Indian women's cricket team achieve greater heights under the leadership of Raj.

Raj yesterday created a world record by becoming the first player to cross 6000 runs in the history of women's ODI during the World Cup match against

The Indian team now have two current world record holders with pacer Jhulan Goswami being the leading wicket-taker in 50-over cricket.

Against Australia, Raj surpassed former captain Charlotte Edwards's 5992 runs when she reached 34, thereby becoming the highest scorer in ODIs.

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 17:23 IST