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Mithali Raj (born December 3, 1982) was the captain of the Indian women\'s cricket team. She made her One Day International debut in 1999 against Ireland at Milton Keynes and scored 114 runs without getting out in that match. She made her test match debut in the 2001-02 season against England at Lucknow. She became famous for her score of 214 runs in a test match against England at Taunton, which broke the record for the highest score in women\'s Test cricket, until she was surpassed by Kiran Baluch of Pakistan in 2004. Incidentally in that match, India also made their highest test score of 467 runs. She led the Indian team to the finals in the Women\'s Cricket World Cup of 2005 where the team lost to Australia. She is a part-time leg break bowler as well. She is a recipient of the Arjuna award for the year 2003. Born on 3rd December, 1982 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan to Leela Raj Dorai Raj, a tamil mudaliar couple from Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, Mithali started to play the game at a tender age of 10 and at the age of 17, she was picked for the Indian team and her ODI debut was against Ireland at Milton Keynes in the year 1999. She made her debut a GOLDEN DEBUT by opening the innings and scoring 114* as India went on to win that match comfortably. As a child, she was trained in Bharata Natyam, an Indian classical dance and gave stage performances. She is employed with the Indian Railways. < Read less Read more >