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MithaliMithali Raj was born on December 3, 1982 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Her father, Dorai Raj, was an officer in the Indian Air Force and her mother, Leela Raj. 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. Leela Raj, turned homemaker to support Mithali’s athletic interests in cricket.
Mithali Raj is a Test and One Day International cricketer who represents India 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. On 17 August 2002, at the age of 19, in her third Test, she broke Karen Rolton’s record of World’s highest individual Test score of 209 by scoring a new high of 214 against England in the second and final Test at Taunton.
A star in the one-dayers, Mithali was taken ill with a strain of typhoid in the Cricinfo Women’s World Cup in 2002, seriously hampering India’s progress.
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. She currently tops the batting table with 703 ratings points.
Playing for Railways in the domestic competition, Mithali began by playing with stars like Purnima Rau, Anjum Chopra and Anju Jain for Air India. As of Now, though, she has emerged as one of India’s most dependable bats, scoring heavily in both One-Dayers and Tests.

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Questions of this week:
1. By which margin England won the Test series against India recently?
2. For which team Shaun Tait played in IPL-7?
3. Who is coach of the Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar?
4. How many medals India won in athletics in the recently held Commonwealth Games at Glasgow?
5. Who is Adil Reshi?
Answers of the last week:
1. Murali Vijay 2. RCB 3. Babita Kumari and Vinesh 4. 17 medals with 4 gold, 9 silver and 4 bronze 5. Former J&K Ranji trophy cricketer.
The best entry of this week was received from Sidhant Baru of Patoli Brahmana, Jammu.
The other entries of the week were from Sanjay Dhar, R/o Lane No-1, H-No 3, Upper Laxmi Nagar, Sarwal, Jammu: Tushar Mahajan, H No-55, Lower Laxmi Nagar, Sarwal, Jammu; Rakesh Kakkar from Subash Nagar, Jammu; Sudesh Chib from Talab Tilloo and Sanjay Jamwal from Trikuta Nagar, Jammu.

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