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India women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj holds the record for most runs in Women’s ODI.

Having made her One-Day International debut against Ireland at Milton Keynes in 1999, Raj has aggregated 7,737 runs in 230 matches at an average of 50.90. She has registered six centuries and 63 fifties in her illustrious career so far.

The Jodhpur-born cricketer is the only female cricketer to surpass the 7,000-run mark in women’s ODIs. Raj also holds the record for hitting most half-centuries in WODIs.

She is also the first woman to play 200 ODI matches and feature in six editions of the ICC Women’s World Cup. Under her leadership, India women reached the Women’s ODI World Cup final in 2005 and 2017.

Former England women skipper Charlotte Edwards features second on the list for most runs in Women’s ODI.

Between 1997 and 2016, Edwards amassed 5,992 runs in 191 ODI matches at an average of 38.16, including nine hundreds and 46 fifties in her career.

Having captained England in 117 ODI matches, the Edwards-led side won the ICC Women’s ODI World Cup in 2009, defeating hosts Australia by four wickets in Sydney.

West Indies’ women all-rounder Stafanie Taylor is third on the list for most runs in Women’s ODI.

Taylor has accumulated 5,232 ODI runs in 142 matches at an average of 44.33 between 2008 and 2022. She has recorded seven tons and 37 half-centuries in her career so far.

New Zealand women cricketer Suzie Bates and former Australia captain Belinda Clark complete the top five list for most runs in Women’s ODI.

While Bates has amassed 4,897 runs in 140 ODI matches at an average of 40.47, Clark aggregated 4,844 runs in 118 ODIs at an average of 47.49.

Most runs in Women’s ODI

Player Span Matches Runs Average  100 50
Mithali Raj (IND-W) 1999-2022 230 7737 50.90 7 63
Charlotte Edwards (ENG-W) 1997-2016 191 5992 38.16 9 46
Stafanie Taylor (WI-W) 2008-2022 142 5232 44.33 7 37
Suzie Bates (NZ-W) 2006-2022 140 4897 40.47 11 28
Belinda Clark (AUS-W) 1991-2005 118 4844 47.49 5 30
Karen Rolton (AUS-W) 1995-2009 141 4814 48.14 8 33
Amy Satterthwaite (NZ-W) 2007-2022 143 4615 38.78 7 27
Meg Lanning (AUS-W) 2011-2022 96 4239 52.33 14 18
Claire Taylor (ENG-W) 1998-2011 126 4101 40.20 8 23
Debbie Hockley (NZ-W) 1982-2000 118 4064 41.89 4 34

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