Harmanpreet Kaur overtakes Mithali Raj as India’s leading run-scorer in women’s T20Is | Cricket News – Times of India

DAMBULLA (Sri Lanka): Indian women’s team captain Harmanpreet Kaur on Saturday overtook former skipper Mithali Raj to become India’s leading T20I run-scorer.
Harmanpreet achieved this feat during the second T20I against Sri Lanka in which she remained unbeaten on 31. She now has 2,372 runs in 123 matches at an average of 26.65, with one century and six half-centuries.
Harmanpreet set the record 16 days after Mithali’s retirement.
Mithali had scored 2,364 runs in 89 T20Is at an average of 37.52 with 17 half-centuries.
Harmanpreet played a captain’s knock and her 31 runs helped India in a five-wicket victory in the second T20I of the three-match series against Sri Lanka at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium on Saturday.
With this win, India clinched the series 2-0.
Chasing 126, Smriti Mandhana (39) and Shafali Verma (17) took India off to a flying start with a 30-run partnership. From there on, India didn’t look back and clinched a five-wicket victory with five balls remaining.

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