Mithali Raj feels totals in excess of 250 is good for women’s cricket

Vastavam web:  Indian captain Mithali Raj feels posting totals in excess of 250 is good for the overall development of women’s cricket. Mithali’s team started its campaign in the ICC Women’s World Cup with a resounding 35-run victory over hosts England here yesterday.”The way both of them started the innings… with the conditions assisting the bowlers and that’s why they (England) elected to field, it didn’t feel like they were playing the World Cup or there was any kind of pressure or nerves on them, they just played on merit and kept going till 25 overs,” Mithali said at the post-match press conference.
“Half the overs being played by the openers I think that’s a great opening stand and we look forward for similar opening partnerships in coming games because if you have a solid opening stands your middle-order will come exactly when we are supposed to come and carry on from there, and that makes it much easier to post 250 and above, which is very good for the overall game of women’s cricket.”Asked about her terrific, record run of form with the bat, she said, “I definitely don’t want to be reminded about it, but it feels nice to get runs under your belt, feels nice to get runs for the team in the World Cup and the team does well, I am hoping that I continue to do that.”
“DRS is a good edition to the women’s game because if you see most of the dismissals were very close, even the run outs were by few inches, so it makes sense to have DRS.”This was India’s first win over England in five years and they had lost all six previous matches to the hosts.”This game definitely makes a lot of impact for the Indian team, because posting 280 on the board this is the highest that we have posted batting first and winning against the hosts and with you so many players who are playing their first World Cup…”