During the ongoing ICC Women’s World T20 2018, Mithali Raj became the batter with most runs in T20Is. The former Indian captain note only became the highest run-scorer in women’s cricket but surpassed her male counterparts as well. After her half-century against Ireland, Mithali went past the likes of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli to become the highest run-getter for Indian in T20Is. The half-century against Ireland was Mithali’s second consecutive in the tournament and it helped India seal a semi-finals spot. ICC Women's World T20 2018 Schedule & Timetable in PDF for Free Download: Date, Time & List of All WT20 Matches in India Time (IST)
Mithali thus far has scored 2283 runs for India in T20Is from 85 matches at an average of 37.42 and strike rate of 96.57. Rohit is second on the list with 2207 runs from 87 matches, followed by Kohli with 2102 runs. She apparently was the first Indian to score 1000 and 2000 runs in T20Is. Mithali Raj Surpasses Virat Kohli, Martin Guptill and Babar Azam After Scoring 17th Half-Century During India vs Ireland
As far as only women’s cricket is concerned, Mithali is way ahead of current Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur (1870 runs) and opener Smriti Mandhana (1012) on the list of most runs in T20Is. Overall in women’s cricket, Mithali is fourth on the list. The right-handed batter holds many records across formats and is also hailed as ‘lady Sachin Tendulkar of women’s cricket’ for her commendable performances over the years. Meanwhile, here’s a look at some of the T20I records held by Mithali. Harmanpreet Kaur Becomes First Indian Player to Score a Century in Women's T20Is
Fastest 1000 runs in Women’s T20Is: In 2014, Mithali became the fastest Indian women’s cricketer to reach 1,000 runs in T20 Internationals. She achieved the feat in just 42 innings. Mandhana is second on the list and she took 49 innings to reach the milestone.
Most 50s in Women’s T20Is for India: Mithali holds the record of most half-half-centuries in T20Is for India. She has notched 17 fifties thus far and is going strong. She is way above the rest of her teammates and Harmanpreet, second on the list, has just six half-centuries against her name.
Most consecutive 50s in Women’s T20Is: Mithali also holds the record of most consecutive scores of 50 or more in women’s cricket. She scored four back to back half-centuries against Sri Lanka, Pakistan and South Africa (twice).