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.
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.
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.
|Stafanie Taylor||West Indies||2,582||84||37.42||20|
|Suzie Bates||New Zealand||2,515||96||28.90||17|
|Deandra Dottin||West Indies||2,039||98||25.81||2||9|
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.