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Stats: Mithali Raj’s record breaking century against New Zealand

By scoring her 2nd century in Women’s World Cup, Mithali became the first Indian to score more than one hundred in the WWC.

Mithali Raj of India
Mithali Raj of India plays a shot off in front of Rachel Priest of New Zealand during the ICC Women’s World Cup match between India and New Zealand at The 3aaa County Ground on July 15, 2017 in Derby, England. (Photo by Dave Thompson-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Mithali Raj has made it a habit to break a record in every game in the 2017 Women’s World Cup as she set the record for most fifty-plus scores in Women’s ODI cricket in a calendar year. Mithali’s century against New Zealand was her 10 fifty-plus score in ODIs in 2017, thus she broke the record of Ellyse Perry’s 9 fifties record which she had set in 2016. India’s Deepti Sharma also has 8 ODI fifty-plus scores in 2017 and still has a pretty good chance of adding few more with 5 more months left in the year.

Most fifty-plus scores in a calendar year in Women’s ODIs:

Player Year Matches Innings Centuries Fifties Fifty-plus scores
M Raj 2017 17 13 1 9 10
EA Perry 2016 14 13 0 9 9
DA Hockley 1997 16 16 2 6 8
DB Sharma 2017 18 17 1 7 8

 

This was Mithali’s 6th century in ODI cricket while she has 49 fifties on her name in this format. With a total of 55 fifty-plus scores, the Indian skipper equalled the record of most fifty-plus scores in Women’s ODI cricket as England’s Charlotte Edwards also has 55 scores of fifty and more.

Most fifty-plus scores in Women’s ODIs:

Player Team Matches Innings Centuries Fifties Fifty-plus scores
CM Edwards England 191 180 9 46 55
M Raj India 184 165 6 49 55
KL Rolton Australia 141 132 8 33 41
DA Hockley New Zealand 118 115 4 34 38
BJ Clark Australia 118 114 5 30 35

 

By scoring her 2nd century in Women’s World Cup, Mithali became the first Indian to score more than one hundred in the WWC. Besides the two tons, she also has 9 fifties in the tournament history and her tally of 11 fifty-plus scores in WWC is the joint 2nd most behind New Zealand’s Debbie Hockley who has 12 fifty-plus scores.

Most fifty-plus scores in Women’s World Cup:

Player Team Matches Innings Centuries Fifties Fifty-plus scores
DA Hockley New Zealand 45 43 2 10 12
CM Edwards England 30 28 4 7 11
M Raj India 29 27 2 9 11
KL Rolton Australia 28 22 3 6 9

 

During the innings of 109 runs, she was a part of two century stands in the Indian innings; 132 runs with Harmanpreet Kaur and 108 with Veda Krishnamurthy. The Indian skipper now has been a part of 23 century stands in Women’s ODI cricket; equaling Suzie Bates.

Part of most century stands in Women’s ODIs:

Player Team Century stands shared
Belinda Clark Australia 25
Suzie Bates New Zealand 23
Mithali Raj India 23
Karen Rolton Australia 20

 

(Stats as on July 15, 2017)

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