Hyderabad, July 4 -- Abhijit Sen Gupta

The continuing success of Mithali Raj at the highest levels of international women's cricket showsthat despite the modern day tendency to give importanceto youth in all sports, one must not forget that there are some experienced older players still out there who can pull their weight and deliver the goods.

Mithali Raj is now the highest scorer in women's cricket in all formats and by overtaking former England skipper CharlotteEdwards' total of 10,273 runs, the batter from Hyderabad has redefinedthe boundaries of age and fitness. Mithali achieved her record breaking feat during the third and final ODI againsthost England.

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