Indian women’s cricket team start batter Smriti Mandhana on Wednesday completed 3000 runs in the One-Day International format, becoming the third Indian player to cross the milestone.
Mandhana achieved the feat in her 76th ODI innings, surpassing India legend Mithali Raj, who reached 3000 runs in 88 innings.
Mandhana got through this milestone during the second ODI match of the three-match series against England in Canterbury. She completed 3,000 runs in ODI cricket at an average of 43+ and a strike rate of almost 85.
The current India- England series is the second series in the ICC Women’s Championship for India. The contest decides the qualification for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in 2025.
Mandhana had a great start to the series after scoring 91 off 99 balls in Hove, giving India a seven-wicket win on Sunday.
The left-handed opener, who played her maiden ODI in 2013, has five hundred and 24 fifties in the format and is the third Indian women’s player to reach the 3000-run mark in the ODI after Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur.
22 women’s players have crossed the 3000 ODI run mark, but only two have reached the landmark quicker than Mandhana — Belinda Clark (62 innings) and Meg Lanning (64 innings).