Bowlers seize on Raj-Krishnamurthy heroics, India seal semi-final spot

Ruben Hill
July 16, 2017

ICC Women World Cup is in progress in England these days. "If it is a very crucial game in the T20s, the World Cup, or even just that dictates a series win, we tend to fall down in that match", said Mithali.

Ahead of their match against New Zealand on 18th July, Mithali Raj said that girls are talented but they need to overcome past to losses. The Indian captain has achieved the honor of being the leading all-time run scorer in women one-day internationals.

Mithali, who in the earlier match against Australia became the highest run-getter in ODIs and first batswoman to reach 6000 runs, continued with her purple patch in the tournament.

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Gayakwad started out her professional career with the Bijapur Women's Cricket Club in 2007.

Prior to making her global debut, she was blazing a century in a T20 intermediate schools match, and opening the batting for the Tawa College Boys First XI in the Wellington Premier Youth Grade competition in Wellington, reflective of her no fear approach to cricket.

Put into bat, India recovered from an early wobble to score a challenging 265/7 in their final league match, riding on a 132-run stand between Mithali (109) and Harmanpreet Kaur (60) and a quickfire 70 by Veda Krishnamurthy.

Playing her 28 ODI on Saturday, her figures of 5/15 from 7.3 overs were the best in her career thus far. She also has another world record of making most fifties in women one-day global cricket.

Rajeshwari's sister, Rameshwari Gayakwad, is also a professional cricketer, representing Karnataka at the national level, and aspires to join her sibling in the Indian national side in the near future. Due to her extraordinary performance, she is often called the Sachin Tendulkar of Indian Women Cricket team.

Indian captain Mitali Raj led from the front to steer her team to a comfortable 265 runs for the loss of seven wickets in a Women's World Cup 2017 clash on Saturday.

Rajeshwari was well assisted by off-spinner Deepti Sharma (2/26) while veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey and Poonam Yadav took one wicket apiece.

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