ICC Women’s World Cup: Mithali Raj equals a huge record with a half-century against Australia. Raj hit a fine half-century as India posted 277 for seven against Australia at Eden Park in Auckland.
Following her brilliant half-century against Australia at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday, India Women’s team captain Mithali Raj equaled Debbie Hockley’s record of most 50+ scores in Women’s World Cups. Mithali and Yastika Bhatia aided India’s recovery after Darcie Brown cheaply removed both openers, Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma. The Indian captain hit 68 runs to lay the groundwork for her team’s late-innings assault. Mithali now has 12 50+ scores in Women’s World Cups, the same as New Zealand’s Debbie Hockley.
ICC Women’s World Cup: India Vs. Australia
Charlotte Edwards, a former England captain, is third on the list with 11 50+ scores in the marquee event.
Karen Rolton (9) of Australia and Suzie Bates (8) of New Zealand round out the top five.
In the ongoing Women’s World Cup, Australia won the toss and put India in to bat on Saturday. Mandhana and Shafali Verma were out in the first ten overs, but Mithali and Yastika added 130 runs for the third wicket to lead India’s comeback.
Both players hit half-centuries, putting India on track for a competitive total.
Harmanpreet Kaur hit an unbeaten 57 and Pooja Vastrakar hit 34 off just 28 balls as India finished with 277 for seven in 50 overs.
Darcie Brown was Australia’s standout bowler, taking three wickets for 30 runs in eight overs. Alana King took two wickets, while Jess Jonassen added one.
With eight points from four games, Australia currently leads the Women’s World Cup points table. India rank fourth with four points from four games.