Heather Knight was irritated after she failed to get a century in her 100th game as England captain.
Heather Knight said she was disappointed after falling just short of a century in her 100th game as skipper with a well-hit 95 as England concluded the first day of the women’s Test against India on 296 for six.
At the Bristol County Ground, the skipper took the game to the front before being bowled lbw in the last hour of play, just five runs shy of her second Test century.
With the ground showing no indications of previous use, Knight faced 175 deliveries for her 95, which featured four boundaries, as England’s batting was outstanding on the first day.
After the game, Knight said, “It would have been wonderful (to score a ton).”
“To be honest, I’m really frustrated because I felt pretty comfortable out there, like I was doing really well and had worn the Indian bowlers down quite a bit and was starting to cash in a little bit on our hard work and was scoring a little more freely.
“I was super frustrated, obviously because of the situation the team was in. The partnership that me and Nat (Sciver) had, we felt like we could take the game forward a lot faster because runs were coming in a lot easier, and then we lost a few wickets, so I was frustrated for the team as well when I got out.
“If that had been the case, we would have easily reached 300, but that’s Test cricket, isn’t it?” Throughout the day, it ebbed and flowed magnificently, and the Indians pulled it back well at the end.”
It was also a historic moment for Sophia Dunkley, 22, who became the country’s first black woman to play Test cricket when she was selected for the match, despite only receiving her first central contract earlier this month.
With just over an hour of play left in the day, the South East Stars all-rounder came in at number six and concluded on 12 not out.
“It was lovely,” says the narrator. (This is a brief piece.)