Stats Analysis

Record-setting Raj top of the women's charts

As Mithali Raj becomes the leading run-scorer in women's ODIs, here's a look at the key numbers from her career

Bharath Seervi
5992 Previous highest career aggregate in women's ODIs - by England's Charlotte Edwards. Mithali Raj has got past Edwards' tally in 16 fewer innings and her average of 51.52 is significantly higher than Edwards' 38.16. Mithali also became the first player to complete 6000 runs in women's ODIs.
3 Number of players to average above 50 in women's ODIs, among the 45 players with 1500-plus runs - Australia's Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry are the others, apart from Raj. Among India women players, the next highest average is 32.88 by Harmanpreet Kaur.
75.72 Raj's average in wins - the highest among 91 players with 500-plus runs in wins. Her average in losses is 32.92, less than half her average in wins. She averages 65.07 when chasing and 109.68 in successful chases.
9 Number of fifties for Mithali in ODIs this year - the joint-most 50-plus scores by any player in women's ODIs in a year. Ellyse Perry had also made nine fifties last year. In 12 innings this year, Mithali has scored 621 runs at an average of 77.62.
5 Centuries for Raj in ODIs, and she has been not out in all those innings. In fact, nine of her ten highest ODI scores have been unbeaten innings. Twenty-seven out of her 54 fifty-plus scores have been not out innings. Overall, she has been not out 47 times, which is 15 more than any other player in women's ODIs. No other Indian women's player has more than two centuries in the format.
114* Raj's score on ODI debut, against Ireland in 1999. She is one of five players to make a century on debut in women's ODIs, and her score is the third-highest on debut in women's ODIs.
16y 205d Raj's age when she scored her first ODI century - that makes her the youngest centurion in the history of women's ODIs. No other player has scored a century in the format before turning 17.
7 Number of consecutive 50-plus scores by Raj this year - a record in women's ODIs. Twice she had streaks of four consecutive 50-plus scores, in 2006 and 2010.
154.33 Raj's average against Sri Lanka - the highest, by far, for any player with 500-plus runs against a team in women's ODIs. She has amassed 926 runs in 19 innings against them, with two centuries and seven fifties. She was out only six times in those 19 innings. The next highest such average is Meg Lanning's 69.38, against New Zealand. Raj averages 111.66 against Ireland (six innings), 52.40 against Pakistan (eight innings) and 51.33 against West Indies (18 innings).

Bharath Seervi is stats sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @SeerviBharath