- Day one of four: England 269-6 v India
- Captain Knight scores 95 but her exit sparks mini collapse
Heather Knight fell agonisingly short of becoming the first Englishwoman to score a Test century since she herself achieved the feat in 2013, with the captain trapped leg before wicket for 95 by her former Western Storm teammate Deepti Sharma in the 79th over of the first day of Test cricket between these sides since 2014.
Knight, who arrived at the crease shortly before lunch, batted for two sessions in a chanceless innings that was dominated by her beautifully timed cover drive. Though she chanced her arm with DRS, which is in use for the first time in women’s Test cricket, it was more in hope than expectation and the on-field decision had to stand.