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ICC Women's World Cup 2017: Mithali Raj Shatters World Record, Slams 7th Consecutive ODI Fifty

India skipper Mithali Raj set a new record by smashing seventh consecutive ODI half-century against England in an ICC Women's World Cup match at County Ground in Derby on Saturday.

Cricketnext Staff |June 24, 2017, 8:21 PM IST
ICC Women's World Cup 2017: Mithali Raj Shatters World Record, Slams 7th Consecutive ODI Fifty

New Delhi: India skipper Mithali Raj set a new record by smashing seventh consecutive ODI half-century against England in an ICC Women's World Cup match at County Ground in Derby on Saturday.

India's top three — Smriti Mandhana, Punam Raut and Mithali Raj — all slammed half-centuries each as India posted a huge target of 281/3 in their tournament opener.

This was Mithali's seventh consecutive half-century, bettering the likes of Lindsay Reeler (Australia), Ellyse Perry (Australia) and Charlotte Edwards (England), all of whom slammed six back-to-back fifties each in the past.

But Mithali went one better than these stalwarts in her innings of 71 off 73 deliveries, which also included eight glorious boundaries.

These are Mitali's scores in her last seven ODIs, including this match against England — 71 vs England, 62* vs South Africa, 54 vs South Africa, 51* vs South Africa, 73* vs Bangladesh, 64 vs South Africa and 70* vs Sri Lanka.

Also, this is Mithali's 47 ODI fifty, which is also the highest in women's cricket history. Meanwhile, the India skipper is also just 148 runs away from becoming the first women's cricketer ever to slam 6000 ODI runs.

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