She overtook former England captain Charlotte Edwards, who had scored 5,992 runs in limited overs cricket. She also has an elder brother- Mithun Raj. After openers Beth Mooney and Nicole Bolton put on a steady opening partnership of 57, superstars Meg Lanning (76*) and Ellyse Perry (60*) finished it off, adding another 100-plus partnership to their record.
Batting first, India scored 276 runs in 50 overs on a slow turner in Bristol after losing seven wickets. The streak ended when her wicket fell at 46 runs in a match against West Indies in Taunton.
The only missing part in Mithali's illustrious career is the World Cup medal and knowing her, she would be desperate to get it. Mithali might not be on billboards or visible in media, but has always put the game first and has always chased excellence and the records are the by-product of it.
Next, a 55-ball half-century for Lanning, carving and steering away.
The loss has now turned India's last group game against New Zealand into virtually a quarterfinal with only one spot remaining in the semifinals.
The 6000-run milestone was achieved with a huge six off leg-break bowler Kirsten Beams as she received a standing ovation from the Indian bench.
Van Niekerk dismissed two within four balls as her dominance with the ball continued, with Shabnim Ismail taking three wickets for herself as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 101.
That's not all, she has the most half-centuries for any batswoman with 48 fifties to her credit.
South Africa have been in incredible form with the ball and made easy work of a number of batting orders but will have their biggest test against Australia this weekend.
Lanning won the toss and elected to field and Ashleigh Gardner's early scalp of the risky Smriti Mandhana (3) gave Australia the immediate upper hand in their quest to return to the top of the World Cup standings.
Not only this even after the three years later when she was still 19. Despite being one of the brightest prospects in the Indian ranks, she couldn't make her mark in the Women's World Cup in 2000-01 as she was hit by a bout of typhoid.
The day belonged to Mithali, and her feat overshadowed Raut's second ODI hundred. As a kid, it was just important for me to take it series by series. In the first ODI played played at the hallowed turf of Lord's, Raj held India's innings together and piloted the visitors past England's total of 229 with a stellar hand of 94 not out.