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Mithali Raj becomes first female cricketer to achieve this milestone, Rohit Sharma too achieved this feat in men's cricket

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 1 February 2019, 11:36 IST
Mithali Raj

India women’s captain Mithali Raj on Friday became the first female cricketer to play 200 ODIs, adding another achievement to her illustrious career.

The 36-year-old is also the highest run-getter in ODIs with 6622 runs at an average of 51.33, including seven hundreds.

The Indian skipper 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 here.

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

Mithali made her ODI debut way back in 1999 and has featured in 200 games out of the 263 ODIs India have played.

Mithali have also played 10 Tests and 85 T20Is.

Indian men's cricketer Rohit Sharma also achieved the same feat against New Zealand in fourth ODI on Thursday. Sharma became 79th player to achieve this milestone in his career. Sharma also led India in his 200th ODI in absence of Virat Kohli.

First published: 1 February 2019, 11:36 IST
 
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