Sri Lanka tour of England, 1st Test: England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, May 11-15, 2006
Played at Lord's, London
11,12,13,14,15 May 2006 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
62.6

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, defended back to the bowler, end of a successful over

England 213/2   KP Pietersen 0* (1b)
63.3

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, angling across, defended on the front-foot

63.4

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

63.5

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, defended on the front-foot, ball rolls away towards cover

63.6

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, pitched up on the middle and off stump line, hint of late swing, Pietersen drives well and the ball goes straight to the fielder at mid-on

England 214/2   KP Pietersen 0* (5b)
65.1

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, defended towards cover

65.2

Vaas to Pietersen, FOUR, off the mark in style! pitched up and angling across, too full a delivery and Pietersen dispatches it to the deep extra cover fence

65.3

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, pitched on middle and leg and shaping back in, Pietersen is beaten comprehensively and the ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps, pleading appeal for lbw turned down by umpire Aleem Dar - that looked out!

65.4

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, left alone outside the off stump

65.5

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, defended straight back along the carpet

65.6

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, defended down to mid-off

England 222/2   KP Pietersen 4* (11b 1x4)
66.5

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, turning in from wide outside the off stump, Pietersen gets his left-leg forward and sweeps hard but fails to connect, ball hits the pad well outside the line of the off stump and rolls away towards short cover - safe shot

66.6

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, defended back down the track

England 229/2   KP Pietersen 4* (13b 1x4)
68.1

Muralitharan to Pietersen, FOUR, fraction short and turning in from wide outside the off stump, Pietersen quickly picks up the length, rock back and thuds it through the narrow gap between the cover fielders - now that's a powerful cover drive!

68.2

Muralitharan to Pietersen, 1 run, swept away to long-leg

England 238/2   KP Pietersen 9* (15b 2x4)
69.1

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no movement whatsoever, Pietersen leaves it through to the keeper

69.2

Kulasekara to Pietersen, FOUR, good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and coming in with the angle, Pietersen gets well forward and drives, presenting the full face of the bat, diving effort at mid-on ends in vain and the ball trickles down to the long-on fence

69.3

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run, defended back down the track

69.4

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run, drifting down the leg side, Pietersen fails to make contact and the ball rolls away off the pad

69.5

Kulasekara to Pietersen, 2 runs, flicked away off the back-foot to the deep midwicket region, easy two

69.6

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run, left alone outside the off stump

England 244/2   KP Pietersen 15* (21b 3x4)
71.1

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Pietersen shoulders arms and the ball goes through to the keeper

71.2

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run, short of a length and bit wide outside the off stump, no shot offered

71.3

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run, defended to cover

71.4

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run, another probing delivery, defended watchfully

71.5

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run, pitched up and angling in, Pietersen leans forward and drives it away straight to the fielder at midwicket

71.6

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run

England 244/2   KP Pietersen 15* (27b 3x4)
73.1

Kulasekara to Pietersen, 1 run, driven wide of the fielder at mid-on, easy single

73.5

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery and Pietersen drives it away towards cover, not a well timed shot

73.6

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

England 246/2   KP Pietersen 16* (30b 3x4)
75.1

Kulasekara to Pietersen, 1 run, Full just outside off stump and driven confidently to cover

75.4

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run, Ah! the signature Peitersen shot. Walks across down the track, the bottom hand works over time and turned against the line to midon. Pietersen is warming up!

75.5

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run, Outside off again but this time no adventure, left alone

75.6

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run, Deja-vu . another well left

England 248/2   KP Pietersen 17* (34b 3x4)
76.3

Muralitharan to Pietersen, 1 run, driven to the off side ring. Plenty of gap there, easy single

76.5

Muralitharan to Pietersen, 3 runs, Good stroke. Shorter and just outside off, waits and cuts it late

England 254/2   KP Pietersen 21* (36b 3x4)
77.1

Kulasekara to Pietersen, 1 run, Pitched outside off, short of a length and coming in a bit, Pietersen thrusts forward and pushes at it, the inside edge runs past square leg.

England 255/2   KP Pietersen 22* (37b 3x4)
78.1

Muralitharan to Pietersen, FOUR, Easy pickings. Everything bad about the ball. Short, outside off and Pietersen went back and punched it past cover

78.2

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, driven back to the bowler

78.3

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, walks across and tries to whip it but doesn't connect, is rapped on the pads

78.4

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run

78.5

Muralitharan to Pietersen, FOUR, Dances down the track, to the pitch of the delivery and lofts it to long on

78.6

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run

England 271/2   KP Pietersen 30* (43b 5x4)
79.3

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 run, Outside off and thrashed through cover

England 273/2   KP Pietersen 31* (44b 5x4)
80.1

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run

80.2

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, Rips that one across, outside off and spinning furiously, Pietersen pads it away deliberately

80.2

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, Rips it from outside off, pads it deliberately

80.3

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run

80.4

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run

80.5

Muralitharan to Pietersen, 1 run

England 274/2   KP Pietersen 32* (49b 5x4)
81.4

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 run

England 278/2   KP Pietersen 33* (50b 5x4)
82.1

Vaas to Pietersen, FOUR, On a length and drifting down leg and punched past square-leg. Bottom-hand fuelled that shot.

82.2

Vaas to Pietersen, 1 run, Again on the hips, turned away behind square-leg

England 291/2   KP Pietersen 38* (52b 6x4)
83.1

Maharoof to Pietersen, FOUR, Imperious stroke! Short of length and admittedly outside off, Pietersen, on his front foot, just throws his hands at the ball, flaying it past point

83.2

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run

83.3

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, Slower ball but Pietersen watches it carefully, and lets it go to the wicketkeeper

83.4

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 leg bye

England 296/2   KP Pietersen 42* (56b 7x4)
84.1

Vaas to Pietersen, 2 runs, Fuller and outside off, leans forward and drives it to sweeper cover

84.2

Vaas to Pietersen, no run

84.3

Vaas to Pietersen, FOUR, Overpitched outside off, thrashed past cover.

84.4

Vaas to Pietersen, no run

84.5

Vaas to Pietersen, FOUR, Fifty up in style! full outside off and Pietersen leans forward and square drives it behind point

84.6

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, A bouncer! angling away, and Pietersen weaves away and lets it fly past his right shoulder

England 306/2   KP Pietersen 52* (62b 9x4)
85.2

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 no ball, Oh! Caught off a no-ball! Short of length outside off and Pietersen drives it on the up and goes to right of short cover where Vandort flings himself to right and takes the 'catch' but.... In fact Pietersen had turned behind and had begun his walk.

85.2

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 leg bye

England 311/2   KP Pietersen 52* (64b 9x4)
86.1

Vaas to Pietersen, no run

86.2

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, Outside off again, shoulders arms

86.3

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, Full and outside off, stretches out his left foot across and drives to cover

86.4

Vaas to Pietersen, 1 run, Drifting down leg, turned away behind square

England 313/3   KP Pietersen 53* (68b 9x4)
87.1

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, On a length, just outside off, punched to cover

87.2

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 run, Slower ball, that one loops across, outside off, Pietersen waits and drives it to sweeper cover

87.5

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 wide, Arrgh! Really wide outside off, must have slipped out of his hand and Umpire Dar extends his arms

87.5

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, Outside off, but no so wide this time, but wide enough for Pietersen to shoulder arms

87.6

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 no ball, Bangs it short and it rears up outside off, Pietersen initially shapes to pull but at the last minute, changes his intent and lets it go.

87.6

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run

England 317/3   KP Pietersen 54* (73b 9x4)
90.1

Vaas to Pietersen, 1 run, runs straightaway, good length delivery on the pads and Pietersen neatly tucks it away through midwicket for an easy single

90.6

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, driven to mid-on, Vaas starts day two with a harmless over

England 320/3   KP Pietersen 55* (75b 9x4)
92.1

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, short delivery outside the off stump and Pietersen hammers it straight to the fielder at point

92.2

Vaas to Pietersen, 2 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, Pietersen leans forward into the drive, ball clips the outer half of the bat and races away through cover point, easy two

92.3

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven hard but straight to the fielder at cover, nicely got to the pitch of the delivery and timing was spot on but he failed to get the placement right

92.4

Vaas to Pietersen, 3 runs, short ball and that's a bread and butter shot for Pietersen, rocks back and pulls it away in the air to the deep midwicket region, runs hard and comfortably comes back for the third

England 325/3   KP Pietersen 60* (79b 9x4)
93.1

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, left alone outside the off stump

93.2

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, short rising delivery outside the off stump, Pietersen shuffles across but offers no shot

93.3

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, again left alone outside the off stump, too wide a delivery to interest Pietersen

93.4

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, finally one on the stumps, Pietersen gets forward and defends it down to mid-off

93.5

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of swing, Pietersen shuffles across a long way but in the end leaves it through to the keeper

93.6

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, another wide delivery outside the off stump, Pietersen repeats the act

England 327/3   KP Pietersen 60* (85b 9x4)
95.1

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, left alone outside the off stump

95.2

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, bit wide to interest Pietersen

95.3

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

95.4

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, left alone outside the off stump

95.5

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, in the slot for Pietersen to take out the cover drive, hit hard but the ball finds the fielder at cover

95.6

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, another good shot for no runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, Pietersen steps forward and drives hard but once again fails to get it past the fielder at cover

England 329/4   KP Pietersen 60* (91b 9x4)
97.1

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line and Pietersen drives it straight to the fielder at extra cover

97.2

Maharoof to Pietersen, 3 runs, slightly fuller on this occasion and Pietersen drives it away into the gap between mid-off and cover, Murali comes across quickly from mid-off, drives to his left and gets a touch on,. saved one run there

97.6

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, close to stumps and Pietersen safely defends it down on the off side

England 337/4   KP Pietersen 63* (94b 9x4)
99.1

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, defended down to mid-off

99.2

Maharoof to Pietersen, FOUR, cracking drive! good length delivery outside the off stump and that's where Pietersen likes it most, quickly gets into a good position and drills it away through extra cover, no stopping that

99.3

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, driven hard, excellent diving stop by the fielder at extra cover cuts off a certain boundary

99.4

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, slower delivery on the stumps, defended watchfully

99.5

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, width offered outside the off stump and Pietersen goes hard at it, misses the target by miles and the ball thuds into the keeper's gloves

99.6

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 run, closer to the off stump line, Pietersen pushes forward and taps it away well wide of the fielder at cover, quick single to end the over

England 346/4   KP Pietersen 68* (100b 10x4)
100.1

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, Vaas starts off with a fuller length slower delivery on the middle and off stump line, similar to the one that got rid of Hoggard, Pietersen picks it up early and watchfully defends it down on the off side, well bowled and equally well played

100.2

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, straighter delivery, driven down to mid-off

100.3

Vaas to Pietersen, 4 byes, good length delivery, pitched wide outside the leg stump and shaping further away, Sangakkara could do nothing but watch the ball race away to the fine leg fence, 350 comes up for England

100.4

Vaas to Pietersen, 3 runs, clipped away off the pads to deep midwicket

England 353/4   KP Pietersen 71* (104b 10x4)
101.1

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, punched down to mid-off, no room for a single

101.2

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 run, turned away off the pads to the square leg region, easy single

England 358/4   KP Pietersen 72* (106b 10x4)
103.1

Maharoof to Pietersen, FOUR, Short of a length, outside off and steered away to the vacant third man fence. Bit of a outside edge.

103.2

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, Short of length outside off and Pietersen tries to work it away to the on side, doesnt connect well. it rolls back to the bowler.

103.3

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, Slower ball outside off, left alone

103.4

Maharoof to Pietersen, (no ball) 1 run, Short and outside off again, Pietersen rocks back on the back foot and pulls it to deep midwicket

England 365/4   KP Pietersen 77* (110b 11x4)
104.1

Muralitharan to Pietersen, 1 run, Swept from outside off, with the turn and they jog for a single

104.3

Muralitharan to Pietersen, 1 run, Swept from outside off stump again and Maharoof fields at long leg

England 368/4   KP Pietersen 79* (112b 11x4)
105.1

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, Huh! outside off, on a length and Pietersen walks across and whips it to the on side. No run though

105.2

Maharoof to Pietersen, FOUR, Wide half volley outside off and Pietersen thrashes it to the cover fence.

105.3

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run, On a length outside off and shaping away and out comes that bottom-handed twirl of the bat and the ball runs to the left of mid-on

105.4

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 run, Similar ball but this time pushed to sweeper cover

England 373/4   KP Pietersen 84* (116b 12x4)
106.1

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, Dances down the track and is beaten by the dip but adjusts and whips it to short midwicket

106.2

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, On the off stump line and Pietersen makes room by moving back and outside leg and pushes it to the off side. Interesting battle on!

106.3

Muralitharan to Pietersen, 2 runs, Swept with the turn and they take a couple

106.4

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, pushed to off side

106.5

Muralitharan to Pietersen, SIX, Audacious shot! Moves outside the line, just outside off stump and slog-sweeps it over deep midwicket!

106.6

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run

England 381/4   KP Pietersen 92* (122b 12x4 1x6)
108.1

Muralitharan to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, And the battle continues. Outside off, a foot outside in fact and Pietersen still tries to sweep, misses and it runs off the pads to backward point and they take a single

England 382/4   KP Pietersen 92* (123b 12x4 1x6)
109.1

Kulasekara to Pietersen, FOUR, Imperious hook off the front foot. Short and rising on the off stump and he thumps it to deep midwicket. Pietersen is on 96 now

109.2

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run, Driven hard to mid-off where Murali makes a tumbling stop

109.3

Kulasekara to Pietersen, 2 leg byes, ooh! appeal for lbw but negated. Full and outside off and Pietersen goes on his walk again, and is rapped on the pads but he had moved outside the off stump by then

109.4

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run, good yorker, dug away to the on side

109.5

Kulasekara to Pietersen, 1 run, full and bit of indrift, turned past square leg

England 395/4   KP Pietersen 97* (128b 13x4 1x6)
110.1

Muralitharan to Pietersen, FOUR, 100 up for Pietersen! outside off and Pietersen comes forward and opens the face of the bat, bit of an outside edge and the ball runs down to third man fence. Pietersen pumps his fists, raises the bat , takes out his helmet. Its his third Test hundred and this is his first match against Sri Lanka.

110.2

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run

110.3

Muralitharan to Pietersen, 1 run, 400 up for England and loud cheers go around the arena

England 400/4   KP Pietersen 102* (131b 14x4 1x6)
111.1

Kulasekara to Pietersen, 1 run, turned a full delivery to the on side

111.5

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run, thumping drive but straight to mid-on

111.6

Kulasekara to Pietersen, 1 run

England 407/4   KP Pietersen 104* (134b 14x4 1x6)
112.1

Muralitharan to Pietersen, 1 run, tossed on the leg and middle stump line, whipped to deep midwicket where Chamara Kapugedara fields

England 408/4   KP Pietersen 105* (135b 14x4 1x6)
113.1

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run, driven to midwicket where Dilshan makes a good stop to deny England a run

113.2

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run, on a length, full and driven to mid-on

113.3

Kulasekara to Pietersen, FOUR, Extraordinary shot! he dances down the track and the bowler drags it shorter but Pietersen adjusts and thumps it straight past the bowler!

113.4

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run

113.5

Kulasekara to Pietersen, 1 run, bouncer and pulled to deepmidwicket. Just a single but it's the run that marks the 1000th Test run of Pietersen. Cheers around the arena

England 417/4   KP Pietersen 110* (140b 15x4 1x6)
114.1

Muralitharan to Pietersen, 1 run, slightly short, Pietersen shapes to pull and at the last minute swats it down the long-on

114.4

Muralitharan to Pietersen, 1 run, well flighted delivery this time, and Pietersen whips it from outside off to the mid-on region.

England 420/4   KP Pietersen 112* (142b 15x4 1x6)
115.1

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run, gentle seam-up delivery outside off, driven to mid-off.

115.2

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run, fuller and just outside off stump, driven hard to mid-off

115.3

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run, on a length, outside off stump, and Pietersen stretches across and defends it watchfully to cover

115.4

Kulasekara to Pietersen, 1 run, whipped to mid-on and they take a easy single

England 421/4   KP Pietersen 113* (146b 15x4 1x6)
116.1

Muralitharan to Pietersen, 1 run, floated outside off and swept to long leg where Maharoof fields

116.3

Muralitharan to Pietersen, 1 run, swept to long leg.

England 426/4   KP Pietersen 115* (148b 15x4 1x6)
117.1

Kulasekara to Pietersen, 1 run, pushed out to the left of the cover

117.3

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run, a foot outside off but Pietersen stretches across, comes inside the line and pushes it back down the track

117.4

Kulasekara to Pietersen, FOUR, attempted yorker and Pietersen jabs it past the bowler for a boundary! That bottom-hand again!

117.5

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run, outside off and an exaggerated leave by Pietersen.

117.6

Kulasekara to Pietersen, no run, driven striaght to Murali at mid-off and that's lunch on day 2.

England 432/4   KP Pietersen 120* (153b 16x4 1x6)
118.3

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, quicker delivery, turning in sharply, defended watchfully

118.4

Muralitharan to Pietersen, 2 runs, drifting down the leg side, Pietersen quickly picks up the length and paddles it down to fine leg for a brace

118.5

Muralitharan to Pietersen, FOUR, take that! half-volley outside the off stump, Pietersen pushes forward and murders it to the cover fence, that was a powerful blow

118.6

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, better line and length, defended to covers

England 439/4   KP Pietersen 126* (157b 17x4 1x6)
120.1

Muralitharan to Pietersen, FOUR, flat delivery on the middle and off stump line, Pietersen quickly goes down on one knee and slogs it over the square leg fielder, good clean hit and the placement was spot on, Murali under pressure here

120.2

Muralitharan to Pietersen, 1 run, comes down the track and drives it down to long-on

England 448/4   KP Pietersen 131* (159b 18x4 1x6)
121.1

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 run, on the middle and off stump line, Pietersen steps forward and hits across the line to the deep midwicket region

121.3

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 no ball, called for overstepping, short and wide outside the off stump, not sure if Pietersen heard the call but he goes after it and the ball zips past the outside edge

121.3

Maharoof to Pietersen, 1 run, punched wide of the fielder at mid-on

121.6

Maharoof to Pietersen, no run

England 457/4   KP Pietersen 133* (163b 18x4 1x6)
122.3

Muralitharan to Pietersen, 1 run, doosra, the one that turns away from the right hander, Pietersen quickly picks it up, rocks back and punches it away to deep cover, yet another easy single added to the total

England 459/4   KP Pietersen 134* (164b 18x4 1x6)
123.1

Dilshan to Pietersen, 2 runs, starts off with a fuller delivery outside the off stump, a gentle loosener, Pietersen strides forward to the pitch of the delivery and drives it away through cover

123.2

Dilshan to Pietersen, no run, better line and length, defended towards cover

123.3

Dilshan to Pietersen, 1 run, on the middle and leg stump line, Pietersen comes down the track and clips it away to deep midwicket

123.5

Dilshan to Pietersen, 1 run, tossed up delivery, Pietersen once again comes down the track to the pitch of the delivery but this time fails to connect properly, ball clips the outer half of the bat and flies away through the vacant point region

England 464/4   KP Pietersen 138* (168b 18x4 1x6)
124.2

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, quicker delivery down the leg side, Pietersen fails to make contact

124.3

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, another wayward delivery down the leg side and this time Pietersen leaves it through to the keeper

124.4

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, defended on the front-foot

124.5

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, worked away to midwicket

124.6

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, goes for the sweep and ends up with a top edge, ball spoons up behind the keeper, Jayawardene fails to get across in time and the ball falls safely behind the keeper, then he has a go at the stumps in an attempt to run-out Pietersen but that too ends in vain

England 466/4   KP Pietersen 138* (173b 18x4 1x6)
125.2

Dilshan to Pietersen, 1 run, again driven down to long-on

England 468/4   KP Pietersen 139* (174b 18x4 1x6)
126.1

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, turned away on the leg side

126.2

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, on the middle and off stump line, defended stretching forward

126.3

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, Pietersen gets well forward and taps it away towards short midwicket

126.4

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, short delivery, Pietersen works it away towards midwicket, that was a surprisingly tame shot

126.5

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, quicker delivery, defended on the front-foot

126.6

Muralitharan to Pietersen, 1 run, doosra, Pietersen picks it up early, stays back and forces it behind point for an easy single

England 469/4   KP Pietersen 140* (180b 18x4 1x6)
127.1

Dilshan to Pietersen, 1 run, fuller length, Pietersen whips it away off his leg and the ball races away through square leg

127.4

Dilshan to Pietersen, SIX, another Pietersen special! flat delivery on the middle and off stump line, Pietersen puts the big-bang theory to test and the result is a towering six over midwicket! got a good stride forward to the pitch of the delivery and just murdered it

127.5

Dilshan to Pietersen, 1 run, driven down to long-on, this is excellent cricket

England 478/4   KP Pietersen 148* (183b 18x4 2x6)
128.2

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, defended down on the off side and the ball rolls away towards cover

128.3

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, quicker delivery, ball hit the pad and pops up on the leg side, Sangakkar dives across and takes it cleanly but the umpire is not interested

128.4

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, another quicker delivery, once again Pietersen fails to make contact, ball clips the pad and rolls away on the leg side

128.5

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, defended down on the off side

128.6

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, drifting down the leg side, play and a miss

England 482/4   KP Pietersen 148* (188b 18x4 2x6)
129.2

Dilshan to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen for a change picks long-off and yet another easy single is added to the total

England 484/4   KP Pietersen 149* (189b 18x4 2x6)
130.1

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, turned away towards midwicket

130.2

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, tossed up delivery, Pietersen goes for the reverse sweep but fails to connect, ball hits the pad and rolls away on the off side, needless shot that

130.3

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, not again! another reverse sweep and once again Pietersen misses the target by miles, ball clips the glove and pops up on the leg side

130.4

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, worked away on the leg side

130.5

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, on the pads, clipped away towards square leg

130.6

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, turned away to short leg

England 484/4   KP Pietersen 149* (195b 18x4 2x6)
131.2

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, bit too straight on this occasion and Pietersen drive it straight to the fielder at mid-on

131.3

Vaas to Pietersen, 1 run, 150! on the pads and Pietersen chips it away in the air to deep midwicket for a single

131.6

Vaas to Pietersen, 1 run, driven umpishly to deep extra cover, was in the air for sometime but well wide of the fielders

England 489/4   KP Pietersen 151* (198b 18x4 2x6)
132.1

Muralitharan to Pietersen, no run, defended watchfully

132.2

Muralitharan to Pietersen, 3 runs, quicker delivery, Pietersen makes room and hammers it through extra cover, runs hard and comfortably makes it back for the third

England 492/4   KP Pietersen 154* (200b 18x4 2x6)
133.1

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, pitched up and angling across, Pietersen has a go at it but misses the target by miles

133.2

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, Pietersen on one-foot trying to flick it away on the leg side, ball clips the inside edge and crashes into the pad

133.3

Vaas to Pietersen, no run, defended on the front-foot

133.4

Vaas to Pietersen, FOUR, fulltoss on the stumps and Pietersen dismisses it to the midwicket fence and this is now his highest score in Test cricket, way to go!

133.5

Vaas to Pietersen, OUT, got'm! good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, this one straightened a bit after hitting the deck, Pietersen shuffles across looking to clip it away on leg side as he has done on numerous occasions, but this time he fails to connect and the ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps, loud appeal and up goes the finger

KP Pietersen lbw b Vaas 158 (301m 205b 19x4 2x6) SR: 77.07

England 502/5   KP Pietersen 158 (205b 19x4 2x6)
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