England tour of Australia, 2nd Test: Australia v England at Adelaide, Dec 1-5, 2006
The Ashes - 2nd Test
Australia won by 6 wickets
Played at Adelaide Oval
1,2,3,4,5 December 2006 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200
61.5

Lee to Pietersen, no run, defended

61.6

Lee to Pietersen, FOUR, hello. Lee bangs another one in, but Pietersen has all the time in the world - or at least so it seems and that's pulled, hard, and well controlled right to the boundary

England 162/3   KP Pietersen 4* (2b 1x4)
63.5

Lee to Pietersen, no run, pulls out of that one

63.6

Lee to Pietersen, no run, on a length, Pietersen defends with the full face of the bat, the alert Lee scoops the ball and considers if there's a shy on anywhere - there's not

England 169/3   KP Pietersen 4* (4b 1x4)
64.4

McGrath to Pietersen, FOUR, a touch of width... you can't bowl there to him and Pietersen launches himself into that one, stepping forward with a huge stride and driving that firmly for four through the covers

64.5

McGrath to Pietersen, 1 run, drilled firmly to mid-on where a diving Stuart Clark cuts off the runs with his right hand, low

England 175/3   KP Pietersen 9* (6b 2x4)
65.1

Lee to Pietersen, 1 no ball, just overstepped a touch there

65.1

Lee to Pietersen, no run

65.2

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, gets on top of it and booms it out to deep square leg where Hussey does the fielding

England 177/3   KP Pietersen 10* (9b 2x4)
66.1

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, first (drop of) blood to Pietersen, coming forward to on-drive to mid-on

66.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run, defended

66.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, KP walks over to that one, striding with intent, but can only defend watchfully forward as that one pitches on a good length

England 181/3   KP Pietersen 11* (12b 2x4)
67.3

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, hit to mid-on, Pietersen pulls his fingers away from that as if he's broken a nail - and he ducks as that's cannoned back in to Gilchrist

67.4

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, left alone this time

67.5

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, mistimes a drive into the covers - Pietersen oozing intent and he's his usual upbeat self

67.6

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, defended off the back foot

England 182/3   KP Pietersen 11* (16b 2x4)
68.2

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, looking to get after that one, he comes down the track, but mid-on's deep and he hits it straight to the man there, who is Martyn

68.5

Warne to Pietersen, SIX, he's gone for that and that's a six - the first of the day. That's a huge lofted drive, Pietersen hitting inside out with both the breeze and the spin

68.6

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, a gentle single to end the over, tickled to square

England 192/3   KP Pietersen 19* (19b 2x4 1x6)
69.1

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, nips into the right-hander off a good length, but still just wide enough to leave easily

69.2

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen continues to play positively - and he's upping the momentum here, that's for sure - and tries, this time, to drive through midwicket but pulls out of the shot

69.3

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, an easyish drive to mid-on this time

69.4

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, flings that one in, but Pietersen thinks about hooking but decides he's not interested

69.5

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, slower one, McGrath holding back on the bouncer, as if he's trying to tempt him into playing the shot, but again Pietersen can easily evade that one

69.6

McGrath to Pietersen, 3 runs, lovely wristy shot from Pietersen and nicely placed, too, off his legs, but Martyn chases that down inside the boundary at wide long-on

England 195/3   KP Pietersen 22* (25b 2x4 1x6)
70.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, oh, what are you doing? Pietersen comes down the track, gets nowhere near it and plants his front leg right at the ball, outside off stump, and it crashes into it

70.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, defended

70.3

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, an attempted paddle-sweep results in a top edge without power which lands way short of the man on the square leg boundary

England 196/3   KP Pietersen 23* (28b 2x4 1x6)
71.3

McGrath to Pietersen, 3 runs, bosh. As one Pigeon watches the ball drilled back past him, a flock of seagulls on the boundary rises in alarm

England 205/3   KP Pietersen 26* (29b 2x4 1x6)
72.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, well flighted, defended solidly on the front foot

72.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, and he pushes out at this, again defending it solidly

72.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, again Pietersen won't be tempted

72.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, a lot wider this time from Warne, turning quite sharply but Pietersen leaves it alone...wisely

72.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run, shorter, just a touch shorter but again Pietersen is happy to bide his time

72.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen takes a massive stride forward before leaving the ball outside off

England 205/3   KP Pietersen 26* (35b 2x4 1x6)
73.2

Clarke to Pietersen, no run, short of a length, spearing into Pietersen who just defends it, playing it cautiously back to the bowler

73.3

Clarke to Pietersen, 1 run, clunked out into the covers

England 207/3   KP Pietersen 27* (37b 2x4 1x6)
74.1

Warne to Pietersen, FOUR, shot! That's just brilliant from Pietersen, rocking back, standing tall and hammering Warne in front of square for four. He laced that

74.2

Warne to Pietersen, FOUR, even better! A quicker ball with a touch more top-spin, Pietersen is lightning-quick on his feet and crashes it slightly finer this time, but the same result.

74.3

Warne to Pietersen, 2 runs, swept, hard, but straight to the sweeper, Pietersen runs two, the throw comes in- a good one too - but Pietersen is home for two

74.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, bang; hammered off the back foot but straight to cover

74.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run, solidly forward to this one

74.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, and the over ends with Pietersen defending it solidly on the front foot

England 217/3   KP Pietersen 37* (43b 4x4 1x6)
75.2

Clarke to Pietersen, no run, ooh and he takes a step outside off, and down the pitch, trying to whip him through midwicket but he can't time it

75.3

Clarke to Pietersen, no run, comes forward to defend, no run there

75.4

Clarke to Pietersen, no run, well bowler; flat and quick, but nice and straight and forces Pietersen to defend

75.5

Clarke to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen comes down the pitch but Clarke sees him, sends it down much shorter and Pietersen can only turn it around the corner

England 219/3   KP Pietersen 38* (47b 4x4 1x6)
76.1

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, and he comes down the pitch, making the ball into a half-volley and driving it down to a deepish mid-on

76.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, defended back to the bowler

76.4

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, oof! Nearly, Warne pitched this very wide of Pietersen's leg stump who came down the pitch, trying to hit him into New Zealand, but got an outside edge and the ball flew down to third man. Very lucky there

England 222/3   KP Pietersen 40* (50b 4x4 1x6)
77.1

Clarke to Pietersen, 3 runs, crisply hit down the ground - lovely shot, really effortless and although it didn't go for four, this is calm, patient batting

England 227/3   KP Pietersen 43* (51b 4x4 1x6)
78.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run

78.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, outside leg, short too and it hits Pietersen's chest who shoulders arms

78.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, pitches this miles outside leg, Pietersen refuses to play

78.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen just threatens to come down the pitch, a "shadow advance" if you will, but again he won't play

78.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run, and again! Pietersen just rams his pad down the pitch. No need to play those

78.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, and again he thrusts his pad in front

England 227/3   KP Pietersen 43* (57b 4x4 1x6)
79.3

Clarke to Pietersen, 2 runs, drifting down leg, Pietersen - who is looking massive at the crease today - just turns this down to fine-leg

79.4

Clarke to Pietersen, 1 run, tip-n-run, clunked to long-off

79.6

Clarke to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, biggish shout from Clarke for lbw, as Pietersen attempts to sweep him but Steve Bucknor shakes his head. That wasn't far off...

England 233/3   KP Pietersen 46* (60b 4x4 1x6)
80.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run

80.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, ooh and half a yelp from Warne, Pietersen again refusing to play

80.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, and for the first time in a while, Pietersen gets bat on Warne - not literally, obviously - playing him through midwicket

80.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, a straighter line this time, on leg stump as opposed to outside it, and it turns past his pad and into the gloves of Gilchrist

80.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen nudges this to leg

80.6

Warne to Pietersen, 2 runs, terrific bowling from Warne, really ripping this hard and it takes the outside edge of a rather tentative backward defensive stroke from Pietersen...the ball just falling short of first slip

England 235/3   KP Pietersen 48* (66b 4x4 1x6)
81.3

Clarke to Pietersen, no run, wasted ball, far too straight and it fires down the leg side

81.4

Clarke to Pietersen, no run, much better; straighter and flatter, forcing the defensive

81.5

Clarke to Pietersen, no run, head right over the ball, firmly blocked out

81.6

Clarke to Pietersen, 2 runs, lovely, free-flowing shot on the up to bring up his 8th Test fifty - and a really fine, attacking-yet-sensible innings from Pietersen

England 238/3   KP Pietersen 50* (70b 4x4 1x6)
83.1

Clarke to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen advances down the pitch as though he's King of Adelaide, clipping him down the ground

England 249/3   KP Pietersen 51* (71b 4x4 1x6)
84.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen comes forward, blocking it out

84.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, and he pads this away

84.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, meets this on the full but there's no timing from Pietersen and it's clunked to mid-on

84.4

Warne to Pietersen, FOUR, ah, that's brilliant. Only a fraction too short, Pietersen is so quick to rock back and cut him powerfully in front of square for four

84.5

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, and he tries the same shot, but it's just a bit too full and he's cramped for room. Still, it was hit with great power

England 254/3   KP Pietersen 56* (76b 5x4 1x6)
85.1

Lee to Pietersen, no run, oh, blimey, what's he up to here? Outside off - just a loosener - and Pietersen immediately wants to smash him, somewhere, but can only chop it down...perilously close to his off stump. Well, not perilously...but damn near

85.2

Lee to Pietersen, no run, well bowled, cutting back into Pietersen whose not quite woken up to the change of pace...rapped on the pad but it's going down leg

85.3

Lee to Pietersen, no run, full but wide, Pietersen flays his hands but can't time it and it bobbles meekly out into the covers

85.4

Lee to Pietersen, no run, well bowled, Lee, cramping Pietersen for room who just defends on the back foot

85.5

Lee to Pietersen, no run, and he presents the straightest of straight bats to this fuller delivery

85.6

Lee to Pietersen, 3 runs, driven hard, on the up - hands away from his body - through cover, typically Pietersen and it races to the extra cover boundary...but not for four

England 257/3   KP Pietersen 59* (82b 5x4 1x6)
86.1

Clark to Pietersen, no run, and immediately Clark is on the money, but so is Pietersen...blocking it firmly back to the bowler

86.2

Clark to Pietersen, no run, just a little tempter there for Pietersen, a tired-looking dibbly-dobbler outside off and swinging gently away...the batsman rightly ignores it

86.3

Clark to Pietersen, no run, firmly defended on the back foot

86.4

Clark to Pietersen, no run, ooh well bowled, cutting back into the batsman who adjusts and turns it to leg

86.5

Clark to Pietersen, no run, again well bowled, on off stump and it's defended. Again. Solidly.

86.6

Clark to Pietersen, no run, defended on the front foot and there's a maiden for Clark

England 257/3   KP Pietersen 59* (88b 5x4 1x6)
87.5

Lee to Pietersen, no run, very well bowled - the first sign of uneven bounce as Pietersen practically picked that one off his shoelaces. Had it been straight, he might have been in trouble. But it wasn't. And he was fine.

87.6

Lee to Pietersen, no run, a firm clunk of the bat to a very full and straight delivery

England 263/3   KP Pietersen 59* (90b 5x4 1x6)
89.1

Lee to Pietersen, no run, it's short, and very quick; Pietersen nearly heads this into the back of the net before deciding to evade it

89.2

Lee to Pietersen, no run, ooh, streaky - well, it wasn't, but it was very Pietersen...a flashy, glitzy, wristy flick outside off which raced to cover.

89.3

Lee to Pietersen, no run, massively wild and woolly from Pietersen, down the leg side - Lee purses his lips as if to say "ooh, that was close" but it was about as accurate as an American missile homing in on a tank

89.4

Lee to Pietersen, no run, defended solidly

89.5

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, oh no, this is all over for Pietersen! This is disaster. He's top-edged it over Lee's head, and it...falls safe, just evading McGrath! And that gets Collingwood on strike...

England 266/3   KP Pietersen 60* (95b 5x4 1x6)
90.1

Clark to Pietersen, no run, outside off, very gentle start indeed by Clark - just 79.3mph. Not sure what it is in kph; I'll dig my calculator out for later

90.2

Clark to Pietersen, no run, a touch wider this time and a touch of away swing, Pietersen takes a stride down the pitch and shoulders arms.

90.3

Clark to Pietersen, no run, too wide; Clark needs to make Pietersen play here, who is quite happy to receive his third sighter of the morning

90.4

Clark to Pietersen, no run, better line, slap bang in the channel and left alone

90.5

Clark to Pietersen, no run, and he makes Pietersen play here defending it on the front foot

90.6

Clark to Pietersen, no run, too wide, left alone and that's a maiden for Clark

England 266/3   KP Pietersen 60* (101b 5x4 1x6)
91.3

Lee to Pietersen, no run, on the up and pushed into cover...streaky from Pietersen, not really coming forward enough

91.4

Lee to Pietersen, no run, straighter - too straight and turned off his pads

91.5

Lee to Pietersen, no run, too short and Pietersen bends his back, ducking beneath it with ease. No pace in this pitch whatsoever

91.6

Lee to Pietersen, no run

England 269/3   KP Pietersen 60* (105b 5x4 1x6)
93.1

Lee to Pietersen, no run, well bowled! Great aggression from Lee, banging it in and it rises viciously on Pietersen - how often have we said that this Test? Not at all - and Pietersen leaps in the air and plays it down. Played it very well indeed actually

93.2

Lee to Pietersen, no run, full, but too wide and worryingly the ball hardly carries to Gilchrist

93.3

Lee to Pietersen, no run, oooh a cracker from Lee, Pietersen nibbles at this and Lee sprints down the pitch, convinced he has his man. The slips go up, Gilchrist goes up - everyone goes up but Bucknor, the umpire, shakes his head. That was mighty close but a very fine decision from Bucknor

93.4

Lee to Pietersen, no run, terrific bowling from Lee, yorker length but Pietersen digs it out. And there's an aggressive stare from the bowler and an equally challenging retort from the batsman. It's hgeating it up

93.5

Lee to Pietersen, 3 runs, just a little wide and Pietersen clunks it off the back foot, in front of square, to pick up three.

England 276/3   KP Pietersen 63* (110b 5x4 1x6)
94.1

Clark to Pietersen, 2 runs, good line but Pietersen comes forward, opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man. Very neatly played

94.2

Clark to Pietersen, no run, no, too wide from the bowler. Pietersen leaves it alone comfortably

94.3

Clark to Pietersen, no run, better line but swinging away

94.4

Clark to Pietersen, 1 run, straighter this time but it's worked to leg

England 279/3   KP Pietersen 66* (114b 5x4 1x6)
95.1

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, short, very short and Pietersen goes for an almighty hook/slog/bosh over midwicket...and he gets enough bat on it

England 280/3   KP Pietersen 67* (115b 5x4 1x6)
96.1

Clark to Pietersen, no run, good line but there's no pace there, no bounce either and it's left alone

96.2

Clark to Pietersen, no run, outside off and it's clunked into the covers, no timing there

96.3

Clark to Pietersen, 1 run, pushed to mid-off, again no timing

England 281/3   KP Pietersen 68* (118b 5x4 1x6)
97.1

Lee to Pietersen, FOUR, smash. The first emphatic shot of the morning, Pietersen pulling Lee from well outside off stump through midwicket. He hit that with immense power

97.2

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, better ball, rising on Pietersen who attempts the same pull stroke but can't get on top of the bounce

England 288/3   KP Pietersen 73* (120b 6x4 1x6)
98.1

McGrath to Pietersen, FOUR, what a shot, what a cracker from Pietersen. He walks, arrogantly down the pitch to make this loosener into a half volley and laces it through the covers

98.2

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, and he tries to whip this through midwicket powerfully but finds the man at short midwicket

98.3

McGrath to Pietersen, FOUR, shot. This is planned, controlled aggression as Pietersen times this superbly down the ground, just to McGrath's right, for four past mid-off.

98.4

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, better ball, jagging back on Pietersen who defends

98.5

McGrath to Pietersen, FOUR, and again he goes for it - it wasn't even that short, but Pietersen is going to stamp all over McGrath here and he pulls him through midwicket, with massive power, for four more. Thrilling theatre and there's England's 300

98.6

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, a dot ball at last

England 300/3   KP Pietersen 85* (126b 9x4 1x6)
99.2

Lee to Pietersen, 1 wide, bouncer from Lee which sails over the batsman's head - and it's called a wide

99.2

Lee to Pietersen, no run, full and straight - the slower ball - and Pietersen defends

99.3

Lee to Pietersen, no run, slightly wider of the crease from Lee, punched into the covers

99.4

Lee to Pietersen, no run, clunked to mid-on, no timing there

99.5

Lee to Pietersen, no run, smacked on the up but straight to mid-off

99.6

Lee to Pietersen, 2 runs, terrific pull stroke, smacked powerfully over midwicket but Langer shows energy beyond his years and sprints round to prevent four

England 304/3   KP Pietersen 87* (131b 9x4 1x6)
100.3

McGrath to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen turns his wrists and clunks it through the on side

England 306/3   KP Pietersen 88* (132b 9x4 1x6)
101.1

Clark to Pietersen, no run

101.2

Clark to Pietersen, 1 run, pushed to leg, dropping it dead and they sprint a single. Excellent running

England 307/3   KP Pietersen 89* (134b 9x4 1x6)
102.1

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, and Pietersen watches this like a hawk, defending it solidly on the front foot. Absolutely no pace from McGrath again, but he's running up to the crease quite smoothly

102.2

McGrath to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen just waltzes down the wicket, charging him, and whips McGrath to leg. This is remarkable batting; I can't remember McGrath ever being treated like this

England 308/3   KP Pietersen 90* (136b 9x4 1x6)
103.4

Clark to Pietersen, no run, fuller length to KP who defends watchfully on the front foot - Clark is really making the batsmen play here

103.5

Clark to Pietersen, no run, that one sails down the channel and Pietersen leaves it alone

103.6

Clark to Pietersen, no run, defended on the front foot

England 312/3   KP Pietersen 90* (139b 9x4 1x6)
104.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen reaches out to that one, which pitches outside leg, and kills the ball off with a muffling press of the bat

104.6

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen showing early signs that he's going to play Warne in the same way as yesterday - attackingly - as he rocks back, and steps across to meet that one on the off side and send it out to point with a back-foot cut

England 314/3   KP Pietersen 91* (141b 9x4 1x6)
105.1

Clark to Pietersen, 1 run, easy drive to mid-off

England 315/3   KP Pietersen 92* (142b 9x4 1x6)
106.1

Warne to Pietersen, FOUR, opens up on the on-side and on-drives that majestically, makes that shot look easy. It ain't

106.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, slider and a dangerous shot from Pietersen, shuffling across to his off stick to try to fend-punch it off his back foot to the on-side

106.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, more orthodox defence, played forward

106.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, pitched outside leg and Pietersen stands to tall to kick it away

106.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen lets the ball, again pitching outside leg, crash into his front pad

106.6

Warne to Pietersen, 3 runs, two steps and clipped that off his feet, turned it into a half-volley; Hussey has timed that immaculately on the midwicket boundary, scooping it and making sure he didn't connect with the rope at just the right time. Pietersen will have to wait for his hundred, but he has the strike

England 324/3   KP Pietersen 99* (148b 10x4 1x6)
107.1

Clark to Pietersen, 1 run, a scrambled single into the on-side and Pietersen raises his bat for his hundred immediately. Somewhat surprisingly, that's his slowest of his six Test match hundreds, but it still came off only 149 balls. It's the only one made at 5. Australia are clapping him, and there's applause from all the crowd

107.4

Clark to Pietersen, no run, tries to bang in a bouncer - it gets up well enough, but pretty slowly off this pitch

107.5

Clark to Pietersen, no run, short of a good length outside off and that's a strong, strong off-drive but well-picked up in the covers by Ponting

107.6

Clark to Pietersen, 1 run, on top of it and pulls it square

England 327/3   KP Pietersen 101* (152b 10x4 1x6)
108.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, thuds into the pad as it pitches outside leg

108.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, pads up to that one

108.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, Warne persisting with this leg-side attack and Pietersen whooshes at that one but there's no danger

108.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, lets that one thud into his pad

108.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run, like a journalist with nothing to say, but space to fill, there's some more padding

108.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, that one slides right round the back of Pietersen but way outside leg stump - there was never a threat

England 327/3   KP Pietersen 101* (158b 10x4 1x6)
110.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, defended on the front foot

110.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, Warne just strays with his line here, pitching that a mile (OK, metric fans, a kilometre) outside leg stump and, although it turns a bit, Pietersen leaves it well alone

110.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, defended on the front foot

110.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, padded away this time

110.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run, pitches way outside leg again, Pietersen thinks about playing it though, leaping backwards on his backfoot, but leaves it alone

110.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, defended

England 327/3   KP Pietersen 101* (164b 10x4 1x6)
111.6

Clark to Pietersen, no run, stops on a drive to covers

England 328/3   KP Pietersen 101* (165b 10x4 1x6)
112.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen thinks about playing this one, which pitches inevitably outside leg, but pulls his bat away at the last minute

112.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, pads up this time

112.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, ooh, a big leave from Pietersen, and that flicked his pad. It went on to hit the helmet, but won't be five runs because the ball is dead - not offering a shot

112.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run, defended again

112.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, left alone outside leg

England 329/3   KP Pietersen 101* (170b 10x4 1x6)
113.6

Clark to Pietersen, no run, defended this time

England 338/3   KP Pietersen 101* (171b 10x4 1x6)
115.1

Clarke to Pietersen, no run, defended on the front foot

115.2

Clarke to Pietersen, no run, defended once more

115.3

Clarke to Pietersen, no run, more defence on the front foot as that's fizzed in flat at 90kph

115.4

Clarke to Pietersen, no run, more air, and that's hit square on the off-side

115.5

Clarke to Pietersen, no run, pitches on middle and turns away from the right-hander, going down leg

115.6

Clarke to Pietersen, no run, defended on the front foot

England 344/3   KP Pietersen 101* (177b 10x4 1x6)
116.2

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, a bit of air on that one which pitches straighter and Pietersen chooses to cover-drive it, a touch oddly - it works, though, and the batsmen get a single

116.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen lets that one crash into his pads - yes, you guessed; Warne came round the wicket and pitched that one outside leg

England 347/3   KP Pietersen 102* (179b 10x4 1x6)
117.6

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, hit hard into the ground and into the leg side

England 348/3   KP Pietersen 102* (180b 10x4 1x6)
118.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, padded into the off side

118.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, padded into the leg side

118.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run

118.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, even wider, and disdainfully kicked away. You can't blame Pietersen here, why should he swing at this kind of stuff ...

England 349/3   KP Pietersen 102* (184b 10x4 1x6)
120.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, wide and padded away. Anyone got any paint I can watch dry?

120.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, guess what ... go on ... yup, padded etc

120.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run, and again. "This is rubbish," says Michael Holding

120.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, and again wide and kicked away ... and the crowd starting to boo, and who can blame them

England 355/3   KP Pietersen 102* (188b 10x4 1x6)
122.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, slanted across the bat and left alone

122.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, very wide outside leg

122.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, same stuff again. Sorry, but hard to find different ways of describing the same stuff again

122.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, slightly different line and it passes wide of the off stump

122.5

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, even Warne struggles to keep his outside-leg line and pitches one on the line which Pietersen waits for and punches down to mid -off. Ironic cheers ...

England 356/3   KP Pietersen 103* (193b 10x4 1x6)
123.3

McGrath to Pietersen, 1 run, two steps down the pitch and worked into the leg side

England 361/3   KP Pietersen 104* (194b 10x4 1x6)
124.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, slightly straighter and Pietersen looks to hit it over the top but 95% of the effort goes into hitting the ground

124.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, back to the old negative stuff

124.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, this time Pietersen takes a stride and kicks it with both legs

124.4

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, two steps and he drives the ball to long-on

124.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, for a second Pietersen looked as if he was about to send that off towards the suburbs but thought better of it and let it hit him, a bit more bounce there

England 363/3   KP Pietersen 105* (199b 10x4 1x6)
126.1

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen comes down the track, mistimes his shot and it squirts into the off side

England 364/3   KP Pietersen 106* (200b 10x4 1x6)
127.1

McGrath to Pietersen, FOUR, overpitched on off stump and Pietersen launches into that and drives it past McGrath with interest

127.2

McGrath to Pietersen, 1 run, one step, cross-battedly worked between mid-on and midwicket

England 373/3   KP Pietersen 111* (202b 11x4 1x6)
128.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, slanted across no shot, no need to play one

128.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run

128.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, outside leg stump and tuned to backward square leg

128.2

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, very wide and missed by a swishing Pieterson and an unsighted Gilchrist

128.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen takes a step and looks to launch that over the top but hits a mixture of ground and his own feet and the ball bobbles back to Warne

England 377/3   KP Pietersen 112* (205b 11x4 1x6)
129.2

McGrath to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen stands tall and drives to mid-on

129.3

McGrath to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen comes down the pitch and McGrath sees him coming and bangs one in, Pietersen manages to pull that to deep midwicket with both feet off the ground

England 379/3   KP Pietersen 113* (207b 11x4 1x6)
130.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, wide, kicked away

130.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, kicked away again

130.3

Warne to Pietersen, 1 wide, massive cheer as a wide called. It started on the line and never turned

130.3

Warne to Pietersen, 2 runs, reached for that and drove it into the leg. A decent ball to most players

130.4

Warne to Pietersen, FOUR, lovely shot, Pietersen makes another wide ball into a half volley and drives into the gap between mid-on and midwicket, super cricket

130.5

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, fired in shorter and punched into the covers, Martyn scampers round well to prevent a second

England 387/3   KP Pietersen 120* (212b 12x4 1x6)
131.4

Lee to Pietersen, 2 runs, he does flick, but squarer and the man at long leg chugs round to field

131.5

Lee to Pietersen, FOUR, Whump. Pitched up and hammered back with knobs on past Lee and mid-off. Neither moved

131.6

Lee to Pietersen, no run, good yorker from Lee, super response

England 397/3   KP Pietersen 126* (215b 13x4 1x6)
132.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, turned into the leg side

132.4

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, leading edge falls short of mid-on who is two-thirds back

132.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, kicked away, a fitting end to the session

England 400/3   KP Pietersen 127* (218b 13x4 1x6)
134.2

Clarke to Pietersen, no run, clunked into the covers

134.3

Clarke to Pietersen, 1 run, neatly pushed wide of cover, who sprints round and they steal a single

England 407/3   KP Pietersen 128* (220b 13x4 1x6)
135.4

Lee to Pietersen, no run, clonked on the up. "Caaatch!" shouts a vainly optimistic fielder

135.5

Lee to Pietersen, 4 leg byes, poor ball drifting down leg, Pietersen turns it off his boot and it races down to fine leg for four.

135.6

Lee to Pietersen, no run, good bouncer, fast and straight

England 417/3   KP Pietersen 128* (223b 13x4 1x6)
136.4

Clarke to Pietersen, 1 run, clunked down the ground for another single

England 419/3   KP Pietersen 129* (224b 13x4 1x6)
137.5

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, well played, pushing this firmly down the ground

England 424/3   KP Pietersen 130* (225b 13x4 1x6)
138.1

Clarke to Pietersen, 1 run, pushed to leg

138.3

Clarke to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, wider of the crease from Clarke, Pietersen tickles this down to a short fine-leg

England 427/3   KP Pietersen 131* (227b 13x4 1x6)
139.1

Lee to Pietersen, FOUR, what a shot from Pietersen. It was wide of the off stump, banged in short and rising on Pietersen's head who hooked him in front of square for four. Terrific batting

139.2

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, inswing for Lee but it's a full bunger, pumped down the ground by Pietersen

England 436/3   KP Pietersen 136* (229b 14x4 1x6)
140.4

Clarke to Pietersen, 1 run, down the leg side and turned around the corner

England 443/3   KP Pietersen 137* (230b 14x4 1x6)
141.6

Clark to Pietersen, no run, skips down the pitch and chips it to mid-on

England 449/3   KP Pietersen 137* (231b 14x4 1x6)
142.5

Clarke to Pietersen, 1 run, an ugly smote across the line gets Collingwood back on strike. 199

England 453/3   KP Pietersen 138* (232b 14x4 1x6)
143.1

Clark to Pietersen, no run, pushed back to the bowler

143.2

Clark to Pietersen, 1 run, clonked down the ground and that's the 300 partnership between these two

143.6

Clark to Pietersen, 1 run, with a flick of the wrists Pietersen knocks this to mid-on

England 462/3   KP Pietersen 140* (235b 14x4 1x6)
144.1

Clarke to Pietersen, no run, nicely flighted but Clarke is of no threat here. Not turning and his line is wrong

144.2

Clarke to Pietersen, 2 runs, down the leg side to gift another two runs to this pair

144.3

Clarke to Pietersen, 1 run, a violent slog from Pietersen across the line...not often he's played that today.

England 465/3   KP Pietersen 143* (238b 14x4 1x6)
145.1

Clark to Pietersen, no run, pushed to short midwicket

145.2

Clark to Pietersen, 3 runs, ridiculous shot, Pietersen took a few walking steps down the pitch and flicked him through mid-on. No timing, but the confidence of the man is astounding

England 468/3   KP Pietersen 146* (240b 14x4 1x6)
146.1

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen tickles that quietly into the midwicket region

146.5

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, tickled behind square

England 471/4   KP Pietersen 148* (242b 14x4 1x6)
147.1

Clark to Pietersen, 1 run, walks down the track and whips that - he's all wrists there - to Lee at mid-on

England 472/4   KP Pietersen 149* (243b 14x4 1x6)
148.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, pitches outside leg, Pietersen opens the face and tries to steer that wide of slip, but Hayden's there and his bucket hands pouch the ball

148.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, ooh, big rip from Warne there and that one fizzes right past Pietersen's outside

148.3

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen's third Test match 150 comes up with a little tickle on the on-side. The crowd stand to applaud

England 473/4   KP Pietersen 150* (246b 14x4 1x6)
149.1

Clark to Pietersen, no run, left alone outside off

149.2

Clark to Pietersen, no run, comes down the track, keeps his bat straightish and uprightish as he plays a forward defensive to one which pitches around off stump

149.3

Clark to Pietersen, no run, Clark slams that one down the corridor but with certainty the batsman leaves it alone

149.4

Clark to Pietersen, no run, now then, a bit of a post-milestone headrush from Pietersen there, trying to hook - or was that hoick?- that legside attempted bouncer into the MCG. As it is he connects only with air

149.5

Clark to Pietersen, 1 run, comes down the track and drives that to cover

England 476/4   KP Pietersen 151* (251b 14x4 1x6)
150.1

Warne to Pietersen, FOUR, lovely shot, a belter of an on-drive in front of midwicket, just reaching out for that and it races away

150.2

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, easy steer into the midwicket region

150.5

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, driven to cover

England 483/4   KP Pietersen 157* (254b 15x4 1x6)
151.3

Clark to Pietersen, no run, aggression from Clark and Pietersen lets that bouncer whistle past his nose as he pulls away from the ball early

151.4

Clark to Pietersen, 1 run, digs out a fuller one and drives it to wide mid-off

151.6

Clark to Pietersen, OUT, Pietersen drops that down to Ponting in at short mid-on and the underarm shy takes the stumps at the non-striker's end. That's his equal highest Test score, but he just can't shake the monkey off his back that is 158. He got that score against Sri Lanka in the summer, and he's had 158 against Australia before, at the Oval in 2005.

KP Pietersen run out 158 (377m 257b 15x4 1x6) SR: 61.47

England 489/5   KP Pietersen 158 (257b 15x4 1x6)
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