Captain Knight shines on injury return for England

Heather Knight has played 66 one-day-internationals for England, scoring 1564 runs an taking 35 wickets

Captain Heather Knight took three wickets on her return from injury as England women beat India by 141 runs in their opening World Cup warm-up match.

The 26-year-old all-rounder spent five weeks recovering from a stress fracture of the foot.

England will meet India in the opening match of the competition, which begins in Derby on 24 June.

The World Cup will be Knight's first tournament as skipper since succeeding Charlotte Edwards last year.

Left-arm spinner Alex Hartley also took three wickets to help bowl India out for 103 in pursuit of 245 at Loughborough.

England's 244 all out featured 69 from Nat Sciver and 50 from Lauren Winfield.

They face Sri Lanka in their next warm-up game at Chesterfield on 19 June.


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