Meg Lanning pleased with Australia performance against India

Indian skipper Mithali Raj who became the leading run-getter in ODIs also holds the third-highest average of all time in ODI cricket

India skipper Mithali Raj has become the highest run scorer in ODI cricket as she surpassed former England skipper Charlotte Edwards against Australia in a round robin match.

On scoring the 34th run of her innings (out of her total of 69 runs scored) she completed 6000 runs in women's one-day worldwide cricket. The Indians have done well in the tournament, and this dominant performance is bound to take some wind off their wings as they head to the New Zealand clash.

Mandhana, who survived a top edge that landed fortuitously out of range of the fielders, edged behind to the wicketkeeper for her fourth single-digit score in a row.

Apart from her, Australia's Meg Lanning is the other woman cricketer with an average of over 50. Mithali's team will have to win its next and final league match against New Zealand to make the knockout stage.

She simply couldn't find the gaps as the dot balls kept on piling. Australia's Meg Lanning has the highest average of 54.12 followed by Ellyse Perry, who has an average of 50.

"There are times where I can push it to the next level but I never got that opportunity in the teams that I've played".

The biggest achievement of Mitali Rajs's career is her consistency.

"We enjoy ourselves, when we're out there", she said. After a year or so, Sampath told me that Mithali will not only go on to play for India but also break many records. The slow bowlers have accounted for 28 of the 39 wickets that the Indians have claimed in the six matches. So far, Mithali has scored 6028 runs with the help of five centuries and 49 half-centuries.

"Somewhere we really have to upgrade the way we batted, especially the bowling unit and fielding department obviously because today the bowling unit didn't seem like they were effective or they were creating some opportunity".

Schutt grabbed her second in the final over when she bowled Sushma Verma for six. But little fazed Lanning and Perry, who brought up their 12th 100-plus stand on the day.

"She is a quality player".

Lanning has the most number of centuries for a female cricketer at just 25, and is perhaps best placed to challenge Raj's record one day, should her shoulder hold up for long enough.

Mithali first shot into prominence when she scored 214 - still the highest score by an Indian in women's Test match against England at Taunton back in 2002.

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