Cricket fans raised over GBP 870,000 for the Ruth Strauss Foundation during the most recent Test match at Old Trafford between England and the West Indies.
Players wore special Ruth Strauss Foundation branded shirts and red caps, while supporters, fans clubs and organisations were encouraged to wear red to show support for the charity.
England and Wales Cricket Board director and former England captain Sir Andrew Strauss said: “I’m delighted and overwhelmed at the generosity of cricket fans over the past five days.
“We had no idea what it was going to be like with no fans and we are so grateful to everyone.
“This is beyond anything we could have hoped for and is going to make a real difference to people and families.”
The funds will go to providing pre-bereavement support for families facing the death of a parent from cancer, and driving research into non-smoking lung cancers.
The wicketkeeper struggled behind the stumps but made 75 in a match-winning partnership with Chris Woakes.
Craig Overton claimed four wickets for 12 runs in the Bob Willis Trophy match.
The pair turned the tables at Old Trafford with a 139-run stand which turned the tables on the tourists.
England captain Knight, whose side are defending champions, believes it would have been safe to play the tournament.
The pair shared a half-century stand at better than a run a ball to keep an unlikely run-chase alive.
The hosts lost Rory Burns for 10.
Pakistan resumed 244 in front and eight wickets down but added 32 runs in just 16 balls on the fourth morning.
The hosts still face an uphill task to win the series opener at Old Trafford.
The England vice-captain helped drag the hosts back into the first Test.
Chris Woakes Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes help out as the tourists struggle second time around.