Nagpur, April 12: India women team skipper Mithali Raj on Thursday recorded the most half-century by any women cricketer in One-Day International (ODI) cricket. Mithali, who earlier overtook England’s Charlotte Edwards to become the most capped ODI player, notched up her 49th half-century here.
She overcame England’s Edwards, who had 46 half-century to her name.
Earlier, Mithali on Friday became the most capped player in the world, turning out for the 192nd time when she led India out to play England in the first match of their ODI series in Nagpur. She made her ODI debut way back in June 1999 against Ireland, scoring 114*. She has also played 10 Test matches and 72 Twenty20 Internationals over the years.
Jhulan Goswami is at No.3 in the list of most-capped players in women’s ODIs, with England’s Jenny Gunn the only other active player in the top-five list.