The women’s cricket team defeated England by eight wickets
With the help of Captain Mithali Raj (74 *), the women’s cricket team defeated England by eight wickets in the third and final match to take the series 2-1. Indian spinners restricted England to 209 for nine wickets. Opener Smriti Mandhana (53 retired hurt), Mithali and Deepti Sharma (54 *) ensured the win of 4.4 overs remaining. The Indian team won the first match by one wicket but in the second match England won the series with an eight-wicket win. Emmy Jones (94) of England top scored in the final match. Spinner Deepti Sharma (2/35), Rajeshwari Gaikwad (2/32) and Poonam Yadav (2/47) shared six wickets. Two wickets for fast bowler Jhulan Goswami (2/39).
In this match, Mithali Raj made a new record of batting in his name. She has so far become the world’s leading player of the match to play the most ODI matches. In this match, he made his 50th half century of his career. No player has been able to do such a thing so far in women’s cricket.
World’s first female player to play 192 matches(Mithali Raj)
Earlier, Mithali Raj had set a new record in women’s cricket. Coming down to the one-day match against England, Mithali Raj added a new record to her name. He has become the first player in women’s cricket, who has played 192 ODIs. So far he has played 194 matches. World Cricket has not played so many matches till now. 35-year-old Mithali Raj played his first ODI match on 26 June 1999.
Mithali has so far scored 6,295 runs in so many matches. They have 6 centuries and 49 half-centuries. Apart from this, he has played 10 Test matches and 72 T20 matches. The record of most ODI matches before them was the name of Charlotte Edwards.