England have been a very dominant side in his era, and a large part of that domination has been due to the way he has scored his runs
227 UP, DOWN UNDER

2011 - Regains form in the Ashes down under, going there without a 100 since March 2009. Slams a career-best 227 as England win the Adeleide Test. Also gets rid of Michael Clarke in a rare bowling stint.

1-1-1 FIRST DEPRESSION

2009 - Quits captaincy after just 3 Tests having won 1, lost 1 and drawn 1, after a falling out with coach Moores who is also sacked by the ECB. Starts well under Strauss' captaincy in England's tour of the WI.

0.0 SWITCH ON

2008 - His 'switch hit' creates a controversy through as people debate the legality of the shot. The MCC maintains there is no law against this shot. In August he is named England captain in place of Michael Vaughan.

1st HOME BUT AWAY

2008 - Reaches a personal landmark with a hundred against his native South Africa, at Lord's, with a patriotic English crowd keenly aware of the moment. Declares never to have been "so loved".

3K QUICK RUN

2007 - Raises his game to a new level, crunching four hundreds in the summer - two each against West Indies and India, including a memorable 134 at Lord's out of England's 282. When England toured Sri Lanka, Pietersen passed 3,000 Test runs during the series, becoming the fastest player (by time) to do so.

3*100 KINGDOM

2006 - Scores 158 and 142 in first two Test's of summer v SL to become first batsman to score tons in 3 consecutive innings on home soil since Graham Gooch did in 1990. Enters top ten in world rankings.

473 ASHES HERO

2005, Sep - Dropped twice before he reaches 10 but goes on to score a breathtakingly bold 158 in the 5th Test at the Oval to help England reclaim the Ashes. Named Man-of-the-Match and is highest run-scorer in series with 473 at 52.55.

57+64 RIGHT ON TOP

2005 - Pietersen makes his debut on July 21 at Lords' against Australia. Scores 57 and 64 as England lose, even as he is the highest scorer in both English innings.

227 UP, DOWN UNDER

2011 - Regains form in the Ashes down under, going there without a 100 since March 2009. Slams a career-best 227 as England win the Adeleide Test. Also gets rid of Michael Clarke in a rare bowling stint.

1-1-1 FIRST DEPRESSION

2009 - Quits captaincy after just 3 Tests having won 1, lost 1 and drawn 1, after a falling out with coach Moores who is also sacked by the ECB. Starts well under Strauss' captaincy in England's tour of the WI.

0.0 SWITCH ON

2008 - His 'switch hit' creates a controversy through as people debate the legality of the shot. The MCC maintains there is no law against this shot. In August he is named England captain in place of Michael Vaughan.

1st HOME BUT AWAY

2008 - Reaches a personal landmark with a hundred against his native South Africa, at Lord's, with a patriotic English crowd keenly aware of the moment. Declares never to have been "so loved".

3K QUICK RUN

2007 - Raises his game to a new level, crunching four hundreds in the summer - two each against West Indies and India, including a memorable 134 at Lord's out of England's 282. When England toured Sri Lanka, Pietersen passed 3,000 Test runs during the series, becoming the fastest player (by time) to do so.

3*100 KINGDOM

2006 - Scores 158 and 142 in first two Test's of summer v SL to become first batsman to score tons in 3 consecutive innings on home soil since Graham Gooch did in 1990. Enters top ten in world rankings.

473 ASHES HERO

2005, Sep - Dropped twice before he reaches 10 but goes on to score a breathtakingly bold 158 in the 5th Test at the Oval to help England reclaim the Ashes. Named Man-of-the-Match and is highest run-scorer in series with 473 at 52.55.

57+64 RIGHT ON TOP

2005 - Pietersen makes his debut on July 21 at Lords' against Australia. Scores 57 and 64 as England lose, even as he is the highest scorer in both English innings.


227 UP, DOWN UNDER

2011 - Regains form in the Ashes down under, going there without a 100 since March 2009. Slams a career-best 227 as England win the Adeleide Test. Also gets rid of Michael Clarke in a rare bowling stint.

1-1-1 FIRST DEPRESSION

2009 - Quits captaincy after just 3 Tests having won 1, lost 1 and drawn 1, after a falling out with coach Moores who is also sacked by the ECB. Starts well under Strauss' captaincy in England's tour of the WI.

0.0 SWITCH ON

2008 - His 'switch hit' creates a controversy through as people debate the legality of the shot. The MCC maintains there is no law against this shot. In August he is named England captain in place of Michael Vaughan.

1st HOME BUT AWAY

2008 - Reaches a personal landmark with a hundred against his native South Africa, at Lord's, with a patriotic English crowd keenly aware of the moment. Declares never to have been "so loved".

3K QUICK RUN

2007 - Raises his game to a new level, crunching four hundreds in the summer - two each against West Indies and India, including a memorable 134 at Lord's out of England's 282. When England toured Sri Lanka, Pietersen passed 3,000 Test runs during the series, becoming the fastest player (by time) to do so.

3*100 KINGDOM

2006 - Scores 158 and 142 in first two Test's of summer v SL to become first batsman to score tons in 3 consecutive innings on home soil since Graham Gooch did in 1990. Enters top ten in world rankings.

473 ASHES HERO

2005, Sep - Dropped twice before he reaches 10 but goes on to score a breathtakingly bold 158 in the 5th Test at the Oval to help England reclaim the Ashes. Named Man-of-the-Match and is highest run-scorer in series with 473 at 52.55.

57+64 RIGHT ON TOP

2005 - Pietersen makes his debut on July 21 at Lords' against Australia. Scores 57 and 64 as England lose, even as he is the highest scorer in both English innings.


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