"I never really chase milestones, if you have a long career then it’s part of your career. "I’m not looking at getting that milestone, but I am looking forward to scoring runs. "I don’t know how much I would end up scoring in the tournament but I would want runs to flow off my bat." Whether she’s concerned with milestones or not, Raj’s record in the one-day game since making her debut in 1999 is outstanding. She passed Edwards' mark of 5,992 runs in 164 innings – 16 fewer than Edwards played before she retired from international cricket last year.
NEW WORLD RECORD!#MithaliRaj on breaking Charlotte Edwards' record for most runs in Women's ODIs #WWC17 pic.twitter.com/AqHGZrDt3W — ICC (@ICC) July 12, 2017
.@M_Raj03 surpasses Charlotte Edwards (5992 runs) to become the highest run scorer in Women's One Day Internationals pic.twitter.com/o5oUqS2adP — BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) July 12, 2017Raj hasn’t reached triple figures as many times as Edwards – raising the bat for five centuries compared to the Englishwomen’s nine – but she has scored 49 half-centuries – nine of those coming since February this year.
India now possess both the highest run-scorer and wicket-taker in women’s ODIs, with veteran fast bowler Jhulan Goswami breaking Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick’s wickets record in May this year.
Leading run-scorer in Women's ODIs: #MithaliRajLeading wicket-taker in Women's ODIs: Jhulan Goswami ??#WWC17 pic.twitter.com/qv45nAZVca — Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 12, 2017