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India captain Mithali Raj became the highest run-scorer in women's ODI cricket when she reached 34 against Australia in the ICC Women's World Cup.

On Wednesday in Bristol, during India's sixth World Cup match against Australia, the 34-year-old notched up yet another milestone, when she overtook former England captain Charlotte Edwards' tally of 5,992 runs. This time for scoring a double century against England at Taunton in a Test match.

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.

After winning the toss and electing to field, Australia struck early to reduce India to 1/26 only for skipper Mithali Raj and opener Punam Raut (106) to put on 155 for the second wicket.

Captain Meg Lanning won the toss and sent the Indians in to bat and they kept a tight rein on India, who managed a reasonable 226 by innings-end.

India and New Zealand were on eight and seven points respectively, with the victor of their final match tomorrow set to take the last semi-final berth. You can also check out Cricketnext's LIVE blog for all the latest action from the match including live scores, ball-by-ball commentary and analysis. Australia's Meg Lanning has the highest average of 54.12 followed by Ellyse Perry, who has an average of 50.

"I don't think Mitahli Raj gets the credit she deserves at times", said Edwards.

"We enjoy ourselves, when out there". She scored nine centuries and 46 half-centuries during her career, her highest being an unbeaten 173 against Ireland.

"It's going OK, I've had a couple of days off and we'll keep assessing but the plan is to play tomorrow", she said. Mithali scored 69 off 114 balls. "But the bowlers didn't look penetrative, it was a slow wicket".

Late last month, Mithali also became the only batswoman to score 7 consecutive half-centuries in global matches after she slammed 71 against England in the ongoing World Cup.

The Indian skipper now has 6,028 runs in 181 ODIs at an average of 51.37.

The only encouraging factor for India is that they will take on the White Ferns at the venue where they have a 100 per cent win record in this World Cup.

She said: "Lanning has all the shots, and the form she is in at the moment surely will only take her another four or five years to break that record".


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