That match saw the Aussies bowl a massive 32 extras, 23 being wides, but bowled a tournament-best five extras against India.
Numbers reveal that while Raj, who made her fifth appearance in a World Cup this year, now sits pretty at the top with 6028 runs, the next Indian player behind her is Anjum Chopra with 2856 runs. Raut brought up her century with a single to the leg side, celebrating with a leap halfway through her run, and Harmanpreet Kaur got down on one knee to smash a six over mid-wicket.
Nicole Bolton (36) and Beth Mooney (45) got Australia's chase off to a solid start with an opening stand of 62, before Poonam got the breakthrough as Bolton went for a big sweep.
Whereas, in the final stages of the Indian innings, the batting succumbed to the pressure of trying to boost the scoring-rate and managed just 24 runs in the last four overs, losing four wickets.
Medium-pacer Megan Schutt also took two wickets, finishing with 2-52 from 10 overs.
"India is still searching for its first World Cup title".
However both Raj and Raut (106 off 136 balls) were dismissed as they looked to push their side towards 250. The match against New Zealand is a virtual quarter-final as the victor will qualify for the semi-finals of the tournament. Dhoni, meanwhile, has moved up three places to 12th after scoring 154 runs in the series against West Indies, while Ajinkya Rahane has been rewarded for finishing as the leading run-getter in the series with 336 runs with a jump of 13 places to the 23rd position. It is a virtual quarterfinal as the victor becomes the fourth team after Australia, England and South Africa to enter the last four. "In 2003, when I became secretary, she was just coming into her prime", she says. Post the successful dismissal of the openers, most successful batters were at the helm Perry & Lanning. She made mockery of the 227-run target and that too on Bristol' slow track, romping an unbeaten 76 against India. However, this was not before he wrongly posted a picture of India opener Punam Raut on his Facebook page while congratulating Mithali on her achievement.