Most fifty-plus scores in Women's World Cup

India Captain Mithali Raj scored a 77 ball half-century to equalize the record of Debbie Hockley of the most fifty-plus scores in Women's World Cup history

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There were concerns expressed around India captain Mithali Raj's form in the ongoing ICC Women's World Cup 2022 in New Zealand. Meanwhile, the veteran batter replied to her critics in style with a valiant half-century knock against a dominant Australian side on Saturday at Eden Park.

With this knock, Mithali equaled the record for most half-century-plus scores by a batter in the Women's World Cup, standing alongside former New Zealand cricketer Debbie Hockley. 

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India captain Mithali Raj scored her 12th fifty-plus score to go past former England batter Charlotte Edwards, who scored 11 fifty-plus scores. However, the next two batsmen on this list are former Australian Karen Rolton(9) and New Zealand batter Suzie Bates (8).

India captain Mithali Raj scored her 12th fifty-plus score to go past former England batter Charlotte Edwards, who scored 11 fifty-plus scores. However, the next two batsmen on this list are former Australian Karen Rolton(9) and New Zealand batter Suzie Bates (8).

Yastika, Mithali & Kaur scored half centuries to guide India to a respectable total

India is playing their fifth game of the tournament against the unbeaten Australia side in Eden Park, Auckland. India went down on 26-2 in just the first 6 overs. Meanwhile, then Mithali Raj and Yastika Bhatia put up a 100 run partnership to give oxygen to India's innings. Both of them hammered half-centuries while Mithali scored 68 off 96. Mithali completed her fifty in 77 deliveries to equal the record of Debbie Hockley.

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After Bhatia and Mithali it was Harmanpreet Kaur who led team India to a respectable total of 277-7 in 50 Overs. Kaur remains unbeaten on 57* off 47 deliveries. Australia is currently chasing the target of 278 and is on 67-0 after 10 overs.

India will be aiming for a win in the game against the Aussies. Meanwhile, the Aussies are yet to lose a match in the tournament. However, India stands fourth in the points table with two wins and as many losses in four games. A win for India will take them to the third spot in the points table past West Indies.

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