Mithali Raj, India’s One-day International (ODI) captain, became the first woman to play 200 50-over matches as she walked out for the toss against New Zealand Women in Hamilton.
But she was dismissed by Leigh Kasperek for just 9 runs during her milestone outing. Mithali Raj already holds the record for the most-capped women’s cricketer in the history of the game. Mithali Raj had achieved the milestone when she played her 192 ODI of the career, going past Charlotte Edwards’ record of 191 appearances. India Women have played 263 ODIs in their history. Mithali has now featured in 200 of them.
Mithali made her ODI debut back on 25 June 1999 against Ireland in Milton Keynes, scoring 114 as India won by 161 runs. Since her ODI debut, India Women have played 213 matches in the format. She has been a part of all but 13 of them. She is the leading run-scorer in ODIs. Currently, she has 6622 runs against her name. The 36-year-old has been serving the game for 19 years and 219 days, now.