Heather Knight hails Test against India as ‘great advert’ for Women’s Cricket, open to a five-day Test

Heather Knight hailed the thrilling Test as a great advertisement for Women’s cricket as it shows that women’s Test cricket has a place in the game.

Ketaki Pole Author

Updated - 17 July 2021 3:38 pm

The one-off Test between England Women and India Women was unarguably a testament of what Women’s cricket has to offer. The display of cricket by both the teams impressed the fans and gave a platform to both the teams to showcase what they have to offer.  In a game where England Women seemed to be winning, India’s lower order stepped up to draw the one-off Test against the dominating England. Sneh Rana's unbeaten innings of 80 and her 104-run partnership for the ninth wicket alongside Tanya Bhatia was a crucial phase of the game where India didn't let England close off the game.

"What a brilliant game of cricket, it was unfortunate it didn't have the dramatic and exciting finish that it could have done but what a game of cricket,” England captain Heather Knight mentioned. She further hailed the thrilling Test as a great advertisement for women’s cricket, as it shows that women’s Test cricket has a place in the game.

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Knight open to five-day women’s Test after draw against India

The England captain further expressed the need of women’s Test cricket being a five-day affair, as a significant amount of play was lost due to rain on the third day in Bristol.

"I would definitely be open to it (five day Test). There's obviously been a lot of draws in women's cricket, in previous games, so yeah, it's definitely something I think that should be looked at,” Knight emphasized. The England captain felt that had there been another day in the 4-day Test, the one-off Test would have had a more exciting finish.