Rao, who sent a congratulatory message to Raj, said she made the country proud with her achievement, a release from his office said. Mithali had gone past Englishwoman Charlotte Edwards' record of 5992 runs and also became the first woman cricketer to touch the 6000-run mark. Watch India vs New Zealand live streaming virtual quarter-final of the ICC Women's World Cup 2017. She has, no doubt, been an inspiration for a generation of women in worldwide cricket for her consistency and longevity. After a start that had them pegged as semi-final favourites, they now face a knockout match against one of the tournament's original favourites, New Zealand.
A brilliant quick-fire 70 off just 45 balls from Krishnamurthy, studded with seven fours and two sixes, then took India past 260.
Mithali Raj (captain), Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi, Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Smrti Mandhana, Mona Meshram, Shikha Pandey, Poonam, Nuzhat Parween, Punam Raut, Deepti Sharma and Sushma Verma.
Leigh Kasperek of New Zealand finished with the best bowling figure of 3/45 in 10 overs. The 34-year old captain is now the first woman cricketer to have crossed the milestone of 6,000 runs in the 50-over format.More news: French military band performs wonderful Daft Punk medley for Trump and Macron
New Zealand have achieved a lot, 2 of their players completed 100 ODIs in this tournament.
On the other hand, some avid supporters tried to defend Kohli's lapse by suggesting that the cricketer's intentions came out of respect and he shouldn't be mocked for a mistake, The Indian Express reported.
Mithali holds the record of the youngest centurion and she did so on her ODI debut in 1999. "I think our bowlers need to more consistent in terms of their areas and bowling the good balls".