Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup: Mithali Raj becomes first Indian cricketer to amass 2000 T20I runs

Mithali Raj achieved the landmark after scoring a single off Oshadi Ranasinghe en route to her knock of 23 during India's seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the Women's Asia Cup T20.

PTI, Jun 07, 2018 17:18:14 IST

Kuala Lumpur: Star batswoman Mithali Raj on Thursday became the first Indian cricketer to amass 2,000 runs in Twenty20 Internationals (T20I).

The 35-year-old right-hander achieved the landmark after scoring a single off Oshadi Ranasinghe en route to her knock of 23 during India's seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the Women's Asia Cup T20. She now has 2,015 runs in 75 matches.

Womens Twenty20 Asia Cup: Mithali Raj becomes first Indian cricketer to amass 2000 T20I runs

File image of India's Mithali Raj. Reuters

The ICC acknowledged Mithali's milestone and congratulated her on Twitter.

"Congratulations to @M_Raj03 on reaching 2,000 T20I runs - the first player to reach the landmark for @BCCIWomen #INDvSL #WAC2018," ICC wrote on its twitter handle.

BCCI also congratulated Raj on her achievement.

"Congratulations to @M_Raj03. She becomes the first Indian woman to score 2000 runs in T20 Internationals. #INDvSL #ACC #WAC2018," BCCI tweeted.

Mithali is the seventh woman to reach 2,000-runs, a list which is being headed by Charlotte Edwards (2,605), followed by Stafanie Taylor (2,582) and Suzie Bates (2,515).

Interestingly, India men's team captain Virat Kohli (1,983) is the next Indian on the list, followed by Rohit Sharma (1,852) and Suresh Raina (1,499).

Updated Date: Jun 07, 2018 17:18:14 IST






Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
6 Sri Lanka 3795 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 5019 98
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
6 New Zealand 4784 252