Smriti Mandhana, the star batter for India, became the third Indian player to reach the milestone in women’s ODIs on Wednesday after crossing the 3000 runs threshold in the format.
Mandhana surpassed India icon Mithali Raj, who accomplished the record in 88 innings, after reaching the milestone in her 76th ODI innings.
At the second of the three-match series against England in Canterbury, Mandhana accomplished this accomplishment. Smriti Mandhana completed 3,000 runs in ODI cricket at a strike rate of around 85 percent and an average of 43+.
After Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli, Mandhana reached the milestone as the third-fastest Indian and the fastest women’s player. While Kohli needed 75 innings to reach 3000 ODI runs, Dhawan needed only 72. Mandhana reached the milestone in her 76th innings, one more innings than Kohli did.
The left-handed opener, who made her ODI debut in 2013, has five hundreds and 24 half-centuries in the format and, after Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur, is the third player from India to reach the 3,000-run milestone.