Mithali scaled 6K in ODIs

On 12 July 2017: Playing her 164th innings in her 183rd match, Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj became the highest run-scorer in ODI cricket. The earlier record of 5,992 runs was in the name of England’s Charlotte Edwards.

Mithali, also became the first female batter to score 6,000 runs in ODIs. She achieved this feat during her knock of 69 runs in a league match of the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup against Australia.

She scored an unbeaten 114 against Ireland on her debut at Milton Keynes in 1999.

She was born on 3rd December, 1982 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

Matches Innings Runs Highest Score Average 100s 50s
183 164 6028 51.52 114 Not Out 5 49

Indian Sports History – 28 Jun

On 28 June 1995 – Paralympic high jumper, Mariyappan Thangavelu was born in Salem district. He represented India in the 2016 Summer Paralympic games held in Rio de Janeiro in the men’s high jump T-42 category.

In March 2016, Mariyappan cleared a distance of 1.78 m in the men’s high jump T–42 event at the IPC Grand Prix in Tunisia, qualifying him for the 2016 Rio Paralympics. At the Rio Paralympics, he won the gold medal in the men’s high jump T–42 event, with a leap of 1.89 m.

With, this performance he became India’s first Paralympian gold medallist since 2004. On 25 January 2017, Government of India announced “Padma Shri” award for his contribution towards sports.

Event Gold Silver Bronze
T – 42 High Jump Mariyappan Thangavelu (IND) Sam Grewe (USA) Varun Bhati (IND)