Mithali Raj The First Indian To Score 2000 Runs In T20Is

Mithali Raj became the first Indian to register 2,000 runs in the T20Is by her knock against Sri Lanka yesterday. She achieved this milestone by the single off Oshadi Ranasinghe. She reached 2,015 runs with the game in Women’s Asia T20 Cup at Kaulalampur.mithali-raj-icc_625x300_1528367565812

Virat Kohli is the only Indian cricketer near to her record with 1,983 runs. At the end of the day, India women won the game by 7 wickets. They are at the top of the points table but have to win the crucial league match against Pakistan. Let us take a look at top scores above 1000 by Indian Cricketers in T20Is.

Name Matches Runs Average 50s 100s
Mithali Raj 74 2,015 38.01 14  
Virat Kohli 57 1,983 50.84 18  
Rohit Sharma 79 1,852 30.86 14 2
Suresh Raina 73 1,499 28.82 4 1
Harmanpreet Kaur 79 1,467 26.19 4  
MS Dhoni 89 1,444 37.02 2  
Yuvraj Singh 58 1,177 28.02 8  

 

Mithali Raj became the seventh woman to achieve 2000runs in T20Is worldwide. Charlotte Edwards became the first woman in this list by scoring 2,605 runs and  Stafanie Taylor and Suzie Bates scored above 2,500. Mithali is trailing by only 114 runs behind Meg Lanning, the fourth woman in this list.

Name Team Runs Matches Average 100s 50s
Charlotte Edward England 2,605 95 32.97   12
Stafanie Taylor West Indies 2,582 84 37.42   20
Suzie Bates New Zealand 2,515 96 28.90   17
Meg Lanning Australia 2,105 74 34.50 1 11
Sarah Taylor England 2,091 84 29.45   15
Deandra Dottin West Indies 2,039 98 25.81 2 9
Mithali Raj India 2,015 74 38.01   14

The interesting fact is that no other woman cricketer in the world crossed 1,600 runs. Bismah Maroof is the only woman above 1,500 runs with the score of 1,535 runs. Mithali Raj stood as the highest scorer in ODIs with a score of 6,373 runs and Janette Brittin stood as the top scorer in test cricket for women with 1,935 runs.