Mithali Raj Retirement: When Mithali Raj had blown the senses of the bowlers of the Pakistan team in the World Cup


New Delhi. Indian women’s cricket team’s Test and ODI captain Mithali Raj has announced her retirement from all forms of cricket. With this, his 23-year long international cricket career came to an end. He made his international debut in 1999. Mithali captained India for a long time. He played many brilliant innings during his cricket career. Let us tell you about one such innings of his, due to which he had fiercely ridiculed the bowlers of Pakistan.

It was the year 2013 and the ODI World Cup was being played in India. A match of this World Cup was played between India and Pakistan women’s teams in Cuttack on 7 February 2013. Pakistan captain Sana Mir won the toss and decided to bat first. Pakistan’s start was not good and both its openers Nahida Khan and Sidra Amin returned to the pavilion for 28 runs. After this Nain Abidi scored 58 and Nida Dar scored 68 runs. In this way, Pakistan scored 192 runs for 7 wickets in 50 overs in this World Cup match.

Mithali played a historic innings

Indian team got a target of 193 runs to win the match. Team India did not start well and the first wicket fell for 8 runs. Poonam Raut, who came to open the innings, got out after scoring 4 runs. After this, Mithali Raj, who came out to bat at number three, took the news of Pakistan’s bowlers fiercely. However, during this time India’s wickets kept falling at the other end. But Mithali continued to attack Pakistan’s bowlers at one end.

Mithali Raj made this match one-sided due to her tremendous batting. The Pakistan bowlers tried their best to get him out but failed. Mithali played an important role in winning the match for India by playing an unbeaten innings of 103 runs. This is the third highest score by any female cricketer in the World Cup from India.

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Harmanpreet Kaur scored 16 runs in the match for Team India. At the same time, Sulakshana Nayak was dismissed after scoring 3 runs. Reema Malhotra, who came to bat at number six, played an innings of 25 not out. Mithali Raj scored 103 runs in 141 balls in this match. India won the match by 6 wickets with 4 overs remaining. Mithali Raj, who played a century inning, was awarded the title of Player of the Match.

Tags: Mithali Raj, Team India, Womens Cricket

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