Ahead of India's sixth game of the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 on Wednesday, Mithali Raj needed 34 runs to surpass Charlotte Edwards' record of 5992 runs in One-Day Internationals and become the leading batter in women's cricket.
She played a cautious innings, but made sure it was the day that went down in the record books. On the 82nd delivery she faced, Raj nudged a single, without any acknowledgement of the milestone she had crossed.
Three deliveries later, she set the bar even higher. Kristen Beams' delivery pitched in line, but Raj, charging down the track, made room for herself and middled it straight over the bowler's head.
It was a rare six for her, but she showed her class, and it was a timely reminder she is well capable of clearing the ropes.