Mithali Raj, the India Test and ODI captain, has surpassed former England captain Charlotte Edwards as the leading run-scorer in women’s international cricket. Mithali achieved the feat during the third and final ODI against England while chasing the score of 220.
The previous highest scorer in women’s cricket was Charlotte Edwards, who has 10,273 runs in international cricket. Edwards and Raj are the only two women with more than 10000 runs in international cricket.
Two Indians now have the highest tally of runs in international cricket — Sachin Tendulkar and Mithali Raj — both of whom co-incidentally made their Indian debuts at the age of 16 years and 205 days.