She is unarguably the largest and the best batswoman to have ever represented India in any format of the sport – Mithali Raj is a legend which barely wants any introduction. The veteran batter as soon as once more got here to the celebration as she contributed in India’s one other dominant victory within the ongoing ICC Girls’s World T20 over minnows Eire in a bunch stage encounter on Thursday. Throughout her 51-run knock, Mithali added one other feather to her already studded cap as she turns into the best T20I run-getter for India within the shortest format.
With this, the 35-year outdated Mithali (2283) has gone forward of the likes of – Rohit Sharma (2207), Virat Kohli (2102), Harmanpreet Kaur (1827), Suresh Raina (1605) and legendary MS Dhoni (1487).
Mithali Raj tops an illustrious listing of India’s most prolific T20I run-scorers 💪🇮🇳
— ICC (@ICC) November 15, 2018
Raj struck an assured 51 as India posted a complete of 145 for six that was at all times prone to be too sturdy for Eire, and the match’s lowest-ranked crew struggled to 93 for eight in reply as spinner Radha Yadav completed with 3/25. Courtesy this win, the Indian eves have booked their place within the semifinals of the Girls’s World T20 for the primary time since 2010.
Promoted to open the batting, veteran Mithali (51 off 56 balls) added 67 runs in 10 overs with Smriti Mandhana (33, 29 balls) however the innings by no means gained required momentum on a observe that remained a bit damp as a consequence of in a single day showers.
The choice to herald Jemimah Rodrigues at No 3, didn’t fairly work out nicely as Mithali by no means bought going regardless of hitting 4 boundaries and a six.
Different information Mithali broke throughout her knock – –
Most 50-plus scores in a calendar yr in Girls’s T20Is:
7 – Mithali Raj, 2018*
6 – Suzie Bates, 2018
6 – Alyssa Healy, 2018
17th T20I Half Century
seventh In The 12 months 2018
Most Half Centuries By Any Lady In T20Is in 2018
Most Runs Scored By Any Indian In 2018 (Males & Girls mixed)
Having successfully scored 22 off 5 deliveries, Mithali scored one other 21 off 51 balls. Her failure to rotate the strike did have an effect on the momentum as soon as Mandhana was bowled by medium pacer Kim Garth, making an attempt a wild slog. She hit 4 boundaries and a six.
Younger Rodrigues hit three fours in his 11-ball-18 however was stumped off Laura Delany’s vast supply when she tried to offer cost.
Skipper Harmanpreet hit a six however was quickly dismissed. As wickets fell at one finish, Mithali couldn’t shift gears on the different finish. She was lastly out within the 19th over, deceived by a slower supply from Garth however India’s probabilities of placing up a considerable whole had gone up in smoke by then.