Pataudi Trophy - 1st Test

England v India

England won by 196 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

25.1

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, first ball is easy, well outside off, Pietersen gets forward and leaves that one

25.2

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, another leave for Pietersen outside off

25.3

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, make that three in a row, just outside off from Ishant, Pietersen isn't interested

25.4

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, once again Pietersen doesn't have to offer a shot, several feet outside off, Pietersen allows it through to the keeper

25.5

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen shoulders arms to an outside off ball, an over of leaves?

25.6

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, again Pietersen doesn't get bat on ball but this was a ripper from Ishant, how did that miss the stumps, Pietersen gets forward to defend a ball that ducks in sharply, through the bat-pad gap and misses the stumps

England 62/2   KP Pietersen 0* (6b)

26.2

Khan to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, swing for Zaheer, full and coming in, was going down leg, Pietersen looks to clip it towards midwicket

England 64/2   KP Pietersen 0* (7b)

27.1

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, Ishant slides another one down the leg side

27.2

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, short of length ball outside off, Pietersen is content to leave

27.3

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, 137.5kmh, well outside off and Pietersen isn't tempted to play that

27.4

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, Ishant isn't troubling Pietersen much here, is bowling too wide outside off to interest the batsman

27.5

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, and once again, bounces a second time before reaching the keeper

27.6

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, don't hold your breath, its wide outside off once more, Pietersen watches it through, Ishant troubles Pietersen with the final delivery of his previous over, but hasn't made him play the 11 others

England 64/2   KP Pietersen 0* (13b)

29.1

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, slanting in towards middle, fullish ball, Pietersen is off the mark by guiding that down towards fine leg

England 65/2   KP Pietersen 1* (14b)

30.4

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, length ball just outside off, solid forward defensive from Pietersen

30.5

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, more defence from Pietersen to the off side

30.6

Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, a cheer from the crowd as Sachin Tendulkar dives to his left to cut off a firm drive towards mid-on, Praveen overpitched on that delivery, and it was a good-looking stroke from Pieteresen

England 76/2   KP Pietersen 2* (17b)

31.1

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, massive appeal for lbw, Billy Bowden shakes his head, this one was outside off and angling in, back of a length, strikes Pietersen just above the knee roll, that seemed to hit him just outside off, and replays show it would have gone over the stumps as well

31.2

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, bat-pad chance, but there's no short leg to gobble it up, Pietersen had no idea where the ball had gone after it lobbed off his pad, looks back towards his stumps to make sure the ball isn't rolling towards his stumps, it was rolling towards square leg

31.3

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, same length and outside off, gets the outside edge, on the bounce to third slip

31.4

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen shuffles across the stumps and looks to tuck that towards midwicket, can't connect and is struck on the pad

31.5

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, well outside off, 136.8kph, Pietersen gets forward and leaves the ball to the keeper

31.6

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen dance across, can't get any runs for his effort though, pats a fuller one from Ishant back towards the bowler

England 76/2   KP Pietersen 2* (23b)

32.2

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, short of length ball and outside off, left alone

32.3

Kumar to Pietersen, FOUR, length ball on offstump, bit of an outside edge past the slips, and once again the Lord's slope helps England, the ball running away to the boundary

32.4

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, length ball on middle and off, driven towards mid-on, a walking drive from Pietersen

32.5

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, short of length ball outside off, another leave, still some swing on offer for Praveen

32.6

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, swings in towards the batsman, a full ball that is pushed towards mid-off

England 81/2   KP Pietersen 6* (28b 1x4)

33.3

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, short ball from Ishant, just outside off, Pietersen deals with it well, removes the bottom hand and drops it dead at his feet

33.4

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, slanting in from Ishant, Pietersen gets forward to flick that to midwicket, he misses and is struck on the pad outside off

33.5

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, way outside off, and no worry for the batsman there

33.6

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, short ball, Pietersen tries to pull that powerfully, doesn't time it too well, the ball dribbles towards deep square leg, where Yuvraj fields

England 83/2   KP Pietersen 7* (32b 1x4)

34.1

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, full and slow, but still shaping away nicely from Praveen. KP eases forward nicely and drives solidly to mid-off

34.2

Kumar to Pietersen, 2 runs, on the pads this time, clipped neatly through square leg for a single

34.3

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, better line, and holds the length back too. Whistles in outside off and straightens, KP covers the line and defends.

34.4

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, KP is consciously pushing forward to back of length balls, again covers the line outside off and plays him into the covers.

34.5

Kumar to Pietersen, FOUR, edged but safe. Another Praveen peach, that. Seam pointing to slip all the time as it angles in and darts away from the line of middle and off. KP stretches out and looks to drive to the leg side, the leading edge eludes a diving Laxman in the cordon and runs away down the slope.

34.6

Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, shortens the length on this offcutter, KP walks into a workman-like nurdle to the leg side for a single.

England 90/2   KP Pietersen 14* (38b 2x4)

35.1

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, KP goes on a stroll across the Lord's turf, or across his stumps at the very least and works Ishant to midwicket for a quick single.

England 91/2   KP Pietersen 15* (39b 2x4)

36.1

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, PK shapes another one away from his palindrome buddy, KP walks out and looks to reach the length and then chooses to leave since he isn't there.

36.2

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, this time he walks into line and gets behind another away seamer. Defended into the covers.

36.3

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, tempter at 127 kph outside off, KP has a go at it with a from-the-memory on the up drive, and finds cover.

36.4

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, Praveen must be frustrating KP no end here. No pace, no length to work with and the constant away movement. No choice but defence.

36.5

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, and again, KP tries to get decisively behind that, but ends up defending.

36.6

Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, PK tries a bouncer to end the over, a bit of a joke really at 127 kph. KP goes for a pull off the front foot, and for a moment looks like he is swishing away an irritant mosquito. Single taken, bowler and batsman share a smile and a chat at the non-striker's end. They were team-mates for Bangalore in the IPL until last year.

England 92/2   KP Pietersen 16* (45b 2x4)

37.1

Khan to Pietersen, no run, not yet. Full delivery on middle and off from round the stumps, KP defends to the leg side.

37.2

Khan to Pietersen, no run, as awry as a stroke you will see at Lord's on the first day. KP has an ugly flail at a wide ball outside off, doesn't even pretend to get his feet into position, and just throws his hands at it. Doesn't make contact, and the posthumous movement gets Dhoni to fumble it.

37.3

Khan to Pietersen, no run, better approach, closer to off stump and KP gets behind the line to defend.

37.4

Khan to Pietersen, no run, Zaheer gets this one to politely straighten, a bit of an offcutter that from wide of the crease. KP lets it go.

37.5

Khan to Pietersen, no run, KP walks across to off stump and works a full ball off the toes to wide mid-on.

37.6

Khan to Pietersen, no run, full outside off, too full for the drive and KP just dead-bats it.

England 92/2   KP Pietersen 16* (51b 2x4)

38.2

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, this is utterly stupendous bowling. He's bowling too well to pick up a wicket here. KP has seen a ghost. Or so, he thinks. Don't think he's seen it at all. Praveen darts this in, full on middle and off and then gets it to do a Shane Warne and go away. KP is three paces down and groping at thin air. Completely fooled.

38.3

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, wasted ball this time, landed too far outside off and it then goes away as well. Easy leave.

38.4

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, KP gets behind the line this time and defends with more conviction to the off side.

38.5

Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, he gets the single this time, worked off middle and off towards mid-on for one.

England 94/2   KP Pietersen 17* (55b 2x4)

42.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, full on middle and leg, KP works Harbhajan with the turn through midwicket.

42.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 2 runs, whoa, KP wakes up and waltzes down the pitch to launch Harbhajan straight, he wasn't to the pitch but still went through with the shot. He ended up scooping it comfortably over mid-on though he mistimed it. Ishant runs back, slips on the wet turf but keeps it to two.

42.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, aha, KP plays a shorter ball back to Bhaj, who picks it up and hurls a wild throw back. KP ducks and the bouncer through is taken chest high by Dhoni.

England 115/2   KP Pietersen 20* (58b 2x4)

44.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, curls in from wide of off stump, KP leans out to smother it.

44.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, KP moves inside the line and whips Harbhajan through midwicket.

44.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, leans out and blocks a full ball.

44.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, no turn whatsoever. Length ball on off and coming in, defended easily.

England 117/2   KP Pietersen 21* (62b 2x4)

46.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, Harbhajan turns one in from outside off, easily defended by an obdurate KP.

46.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, KP leans out again to cover the line of an offbreak and defends.

46.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, short of a length outside off, KP works it to the off side cautiously.

46.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, KP looks to work a length ball on middle and off towards midwicket.

46.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run

46.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, topspinner to end the over, doesn't quite go away for Harbhajan. KP is foxed, but has enough time to adjust and defend into the off side.

England 121/2   KP Pietersen 21* (68b 2x4)

48.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, full on middle and leg, worked to the man at short midwicket and Mukund moves across quickly to cut it off.

48.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, holds the length back, KP stays in the crease and defends.

48.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, lapped away, Harbhajan's not posing and trouble here. Easily played away through backward square for one.

48.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, finishes with a generously flighted off stump on off stump, defended down the track to end the over.

England 125/2   KP Pietersen 22* (72b 2x4)

49.2

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, the Ishant legcutter, angles in and straightens. KP walks across loosely and looks to grope for it, but it leaves him. KP looks up and blames it on the dark skies.

49.3

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 wide, wasted ball, short and wide outside off, even KP doesn't go for it.

49.3

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, good start from Sharma. Full and straighter than he was last afternoon. Rapped Pietersen on the pad as he looked to whip to leg from outside off. More a clear-your-throat appeal than anything else

49.4

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, good length and line again from Sharma, he was a touch short and wide yesterday. This is fuller and Pietersen stands tall to push firmly to mid-on

49.5

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, interesting approach from Pietersen, he's stepping well across his crease. In the end he shoulders arms, allowing this to hit his pad about a foot outside off

49.6

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, and again Pietersen wanders across his stumps. Looks like a pre-packaged idea. Like yesterday, though, he misses an attempted work-to-leg

England 127/2   KP Pietersen 22* (77b 2x4)

51.1

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, well, Pietersen has been searching for this and finally gets it away. Only earns a single though as he wanders across his stumps and flicks powerfully to deep midwicket

England 132/2   KP Pietersen 23* (78b 2x4)

52.1

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, Kumar finds a tidy length and line and the middle of Pietersen's defensive blade

52.2

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, this kind of pace seems the one that would trouble Pietersen. For no apparent reason he plays down the wrong line slightly here and inside edges

52.3

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, floated up outside off and left alone. Not really much swing for Kumar yet

52.4

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, and again it's left alone

52.5

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen has been unable to play into the off side. Odd. A ball outside off is inside-edged to midwicket

52.6

Kumar to Pietersen, 3 runs, runs for Pietersen this time, nicely struck too. Pushing down through mid-on where some quick running from the England pair, and slow running from the India fielders, allow three

England 135/2   KP Pietersen 26* (84b 2x4)

53.1

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, Sharma angling the ball in from wide of the crease, Pietersen plays with the angle to midwicket

53.2

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, interesting battle this. Sharma is holding the ball outside off stump but from an angle wide of the crease. Pietersen wants to play it through leg but decides to leave alone

53.3

Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR, Pietersen lands this one perfectly. Walks across the stumps again and gets the full ball he needs to clip powerfully through straight mid-on for four

53.4

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, remarkable stuff. Pietersen has started the day brightly. Again he skips across his stumps and flicks this from two foot outside off through midwicket

53.6

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen in this kind of mood likes pinching the strike. Having stepped across again he this time pushes to cover and sprints down the other end

England 142/2   KP Pietersen 32* (89b 3x4)

54.1

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, Kumar outside off stump, shaping this in a fraction, Pietersen shoulders arms

54.2

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, outside off again, Pietersen wants a dart but has to leave alone

54.3

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, good patience from both bowler and batsman here. Hanging the ball outside off and Pietersen leaves alone

54.4

Kumar to Pietersen, FOUR, ah lovely shot. Pietersen walks across and then very gently pushes the ball straight back past the bowler. First one he's really timed. Tendulkar is too wide at mid-on and it speeds down to the boundary

54.5

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, after the boundary comes the leave

54.6

Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, short ball, which at 79mph is always ambitious. Good change-up though, I suppose. Pietersen was lurching forward as always but stood tall and swatted to deep midwicket

England 147/2   KP Pietersen 37* (95b 4x4)

55.1

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, ah good ball from Sharma. Excellent. Angled in, but pitches and decks away past the outside edge. By the time Pietersen finished the shot he was miles away from the stumps

55.2

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, cat and mouse I guess. Pietersen goes wide, Sharma goes wider, left alone

55.3

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, interesting thinking from Sharma. Having seen Pietersen get further and further across his stumps he fires this down at leg stump. It wasn't all that far away

55.4

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, Sharma's enjoying the battle here, so is Dhoni. Wide smiles across both their faces. This shapes back a long way, Pietersen leaves alone and then Dhoni is spooked as it swings away after passing the batsman

55.5

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen advances, jumping down at Sharma ominously but the ball is far too wide of off

55.6

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen can't keep the strike as he misses his work-to-leg again from a back-of-a-length delivery. From that length Pietersen has missed a lot of those shots

England 147/2   KP Pietersen 37* (101b 4x4)

57.1

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen jumps outside off stump and clips this to deep square

57.3

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, miles outside off but Pietersen works it behind square on the leg side to bring up the 150. Worrying signs for India, yesterday was the day for wickets, today looks the day for runs

England 150/2   KP Pietersen 39* (103b 4x4)

58.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen clips this gently to the leg side, as always

58.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, Harbhajan tries to go wider of off, no great flight or spin though and he's worked with the angle to the leg side

England 155/2   KP Pietersen 41* (105b 4x4)

59.2

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, perhaps with that man in leg slip Sharma is happier to fire this down leg side, looking to hit leg stump but Pietersen gets in the way and it thuds for a leg bye

59.5

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, Sharma tries to draw Pietersen into something injudicious by hanging this full and a long way outside off, but it's left well alone

59.6

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, this time Pietersen can't resist and inside edges as he tries to whip it to leg, it came off the pad and looped just where a short leg could have been

England 159/2   KP Pietersen 41* (108b 4x4)

61.1

Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, starts straight and full, without much swing. Clipped to square leg

England 160/2   KP Pietersen 42* (109b 4x4)

62.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen tucks around the corner softly, he wants two but can only get one

62.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen dances down the wicket but only to clip quietly to midwicket

62.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, Harbhajan is quicker and flatter in response. Possibly a doosra too. Pietersen blocks

62.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, just held back a little this time, Pietersen dead-bats

62.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, pushed quietly to the off side to end the first hour. With that Trott strike, it's been about even

England 162/3   KP Pietersen 43* (114b 4x4)

64.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, carefully defended on the leg side off the front foot

64.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, comes walking down the track, but gets too close to the ball and there is a short mid on to cut off the push-drive

64.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, FOUR, slower through the air, tossed up, but turning down the leg side and KP gets enough of a tickle on it to send it on its way fine

64.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, lunges towards the pitch of a fuller one and whips it through midwicket, there is a man in the deep there

England 167/3   KP Pietersen 48* (118b 5x4)

65.1

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, patted away down the track from the crease

65.2

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, PK keeps it around that off stump, KP is doing his shuffling routine as usual but cannot get it away, has to block in the end

65.3

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, this one is a touch wider outside off stump and he leaves right away

65.4

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, goes for the full inswinging delivery as KP continues to shuffle across, goes too full but down the leg side, not far from that exposed leg stump

65.5

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, straight honest delivery around middle and off, meets KP's strong-minded defensive push

65.6

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, he is going for that full incoming delivery again, trying to get one on that leg stump, KP almost falls over as he overbalances in an attempt to work it away

England 171/3   KP Pietersen 48* (124b 5x4)

66.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, extremely confident shout for leg before, not given, pitches on a length, on middle and turns in to hit on the pads, height could have been as issue as KP pressed forward and missed

66.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, whips this one away towards short midwicket

66.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, they are bothering him with this packed leg side field, KP tries to break free with a scurry down the track but has to block

66.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, now he'll get the single, again abandons the crease but does not go hard at the ball, works it past those two men at midwicket to the man in the deep

England 173/3   KP Pietersen 49* (128b 5x4)

67.1

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, hmm, this one had designs of sneaking through, and kept low too, but KP managed to get the bat down in time, he knows it was close

67.2

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, has that carried? India are not sure, Rahul is not sure, KP continues to shuffle far across and try to play the flick, gets it in the air and this time Rahul is at a widish leg slip, he had just come in there, Dravid is not sure it has carried, replays confirm it hasn't, it just fell on to the ground as Rahul got low towards his right to clasp the fingers around the ball

67.3

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, PK goes back around that off stump and Pietersen gets well forward in defence

67.4

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, swinging in late, that fuller length is proving productive for PK as far as getting movement goes, KP adjusts to whip to a diving midwicket

67.5

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, left alone comfortably as it is well outside off stump

67.6

Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, he gets that single eventually, and does it his way too, flick off an incoming full delivery on middle and leg, with a man waiting at leg slip, but KP has played it well past him to long leg and raises his bat for yet another Test 50, who was that who said he is done?

England 174/3   KP Pietersen 50* (134b 5x4)

68.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, tossed up nicely but he stretches forward to defend

68.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, down the track and works for a single towards midwicket

England 175/3   KP Pietersen 51* (136b 5x4)

69.1

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, gentle straight delivery from PK outside off and an even gentler half-forward defensive block from Pietersen

69.2

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, pushes a fuller one back to the bowler who threatens to throw the ball back as he sees Pietersen outside his crease

69.3

Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, PK tries the short ball, that seemed to surprise the batsman initially, not much venom in it though and KP launches in to a pull, there is man at deep midwicket but it goes on a couple of bounces to him

England 178/3   KP Pietersen 52* (139b 5x4)

70.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, comes down the track as always and gets close enough to the ball to whip it to deep midwicket

70.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, another work in to the leg side, and yet another single

70.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, driven to short extra cover, for once a ball goes on the off side

England 186/3   KP Pietersen 54* (142b 5x4)

72.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, FOUR, and KP slithers down the track smoothly and lofts a flighted ball to the long off boundary

72.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, still fuller but quicker and the trajectory has gone a bit flatter, so he pulls out the sweep and gets it through square leg

England 195/3   KP Pietersen 59* (144b 6x4)

73.1

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, he starts off short and wide outside off but KP's over-eager forcing shot is stopped by the lunging man at short extra cover, even as it threatened to bounce over him

73.2

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, he is looking to go after Ishant, shortish ball outside off and he looks to swat it away, not too much of a pull, and the bottom edge slips away to Dhoni

73.3

Sharma to Pietersen, 2 runs, this is some contest on alright, KP gets another short one and goes hard at it, he is itching to smash Ishant, gets a top edge that falls safely beyond midwicket, also brings up the 200

73.4

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, that's some discretion from the man in a hurry, Ishant gives him another short one, but wider outside off stump, KP changed his intent at the last instant and weaved out of the pull

73.5

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, teasing stuff this, pitched further up, KP is committed on that front foot, and thinks about lots of options before deciding to flag it through to the keeper

73.6

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, a length ball now, Pietersen is not committing fully forward and plays it out on the off side

England 201/3   KP Pietersen 61* (150b 6x4)

74.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, continues to be flat and shortish, but KP cannot time the cut as well as Bell did

England 207/3   KP Pietersen 62* (151b 6x4)

75.1

Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR, smack! that is as authoritative a shot as any, KP will not let those go, overpitched, bit of width outside off and he creams it past extra cover

75.2

Sharma to Pietersen, 3 runs, he continues to target Ishant for runs, opens the face late to guide a length ball well past the slips

England 214/3   KP Pietersen 69* (153b 7x4)

76.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, KP gets on with right off the first ball of the over, even though it should be the last one before lunch, shimmy down the track and the single is earned through midwicket

76.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, does he ever play from the crease, again he slips out of it and tries to whip a full delivery past the bowler who gets to it with a lunge

76.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, gets out to smother a tossed up ball on the leg side

76.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, whoops, that is a very tight single to be taken with lunch beckoning, a push to cover who gets to the ball and lobs it towards Dhoni, Bell had to dive despairingly to ensure his appetite for lunch remained intact

England 217/3   KP Pietersen 71* (157b 7x4)

77.1

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, massive appeal to start with! Excellent start from Dhoni! Pietersen was outside the line though

77.2

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, this is a touch wide and Pietersen guides to cover, with bat far away from pad. It's just gentle medium pace, reasonable action

77.3

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, up to 78mph, he's Kumar without the swing. Pietersen into line and defends calmly

77.4

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen forward in defence this time. Dhoni is maintaining an excellent line and length

77.5

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, tight line around off stump, no seam, no swing, no pace but then, he's a wicketkeeper!

77.6

Dhoni to Pietersen, 1 run, sequence of dots is broken by Dhoni deliberately aiming for leg stump. Pietersen managed to glance around the corner though

England 218/3   KP Pietersen 72* (163b 7x4)

78.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, finds some spin, but the line is wrong and it's flat too

78.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, never like Pietersen doing this. Reaches a long way outside off and tried to paddle gently around the corner. Hauritz Cardiff?

78.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, nudged more certainly to leg this time

78.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, no great spin, but Lord's doesn't turn much. No great guile though either

78.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen forward and careful in defence

78.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, with the angle down leg Pietersen happily nudges a single to pinch the strike again

England 219/3   KP Pietersen 73* (169b 7x4)

79.1

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, even the king can get things wrong. Dhoni slips this too wide of off

79.2

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, good delivery here, fullish and inviting a drive. Pietersen declines and flags it through

79.3

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, Dhoni! Dhoni thinks he has Pietersen. Caught behind, given out but Pietersen reviews. Bat just flicked pad which created a sound and Hot Spot shows no sign of an edge. Doesn't look out to me but is the evidence enough to overturn the decision?.... Yes. Pietersen survives! It was a length ball outside off, Pietersen just flat-footed a push and the sound of bat on pad as the ball passed fooled Bowden. Pietersen reviewed straight away, but good grief, is there anything Dhoni can't do

79.4

Dhoni to Pietersen, 1 run, less drama here as Pietersen defends. What nervy times

England 220/3   KP Pietersen 74* (173b 7x4)

80.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, no magic from Harbhajan, just flat and straight. Pietersen defends

80.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 2 runs, some width on offer and Pietersen tries to do a Bell back-cut, plays it neatly behind square for a couple

80.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, smart take down the leg side from Dravid

80.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, Harbhajan I guess is trying to set Pietersen up for a doosra but the batsman defends easily enough

80.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, at least this is tight bowling from Harbhajan

80.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, good ball here, touch slower, bit of flight too. Pietersen rocks forward to block

England 226/3   KP Pietersen 76* (179b 7x4)

81.4

Dhoni to Pietersen, 2 runs, short ball this time, which at this pace is ambitious, Pietersen hammers a pull straight of deep midwicket

81.5

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, back of a length again, Pietersen stands up from the front foot and pushes back to the bowler

81.6

Dhoni to Pietersen, 1 run, again Dhoni looking to slide one onto leg stump when he sees Pietersen strolling across to off. Pietersen used the angle to work a single, and keep the strike, of course

England 230/3   KP Pietersen 79* (182b 7x4)

82.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, Harbhajan persists with tidy, if defensive, line. Pietersen blocks

82.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, and again Pietersen is forward in defence

82.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, wide of the crease angled in, Pietersen has nowhere to go again

82.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, touch slower this time and again Pietersen is full of respect

82.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen stretches forward and plops this to off

82.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, maiden over, not a threatening one but Harbhajan is holding up an end well enough

England 230/3   KP Pietersen 79* (188b 7x4)

83.2

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, good delivery, floated up at an inviting length. Pietersen resisted temptation and left alone with a twirl of his bat

83.3

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, this is probably too wide and Pietersen leaves comfortably

83.4

Dhoni to Pietersen, 1 run, after two wide ones outside off Dhoni slips this down towards leg, allowing Pietersen to fiddle a single away

England 232/3   KP Pietersen 80* (191b 7x4)

84.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, Harbhajan aims outside off stump and Pietersen lets Dravid collect

84.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, another leave but this was a good ball that spun back and bounced sharply

84.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, straighter this time and Pietersen comfortable in defence

84.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen playing quite late, suggests he might not be reading Harbhajan. Either way this is patted gently to cover for a quick single

England 236/3   KP Pietersen 81* (195b 7x4)

85.1

Dhoni to Pietersen, 1 run, short ball angled down leg, Pietersen stands up and wheels a pull shot past short fine leg

85.3

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen very respectful in defence

85.4

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, fuller ball has Pietersen playing around his front pad slightly

85.5

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, length ball just outside off stump that Pietersen defends crisply

85.6

Dhoni to Pietersen, FOUR, when he first played this it looked gentle but it sped straight back past Dhoni and kept on getting quicker. Sharma chased to no avail. Nothing more than a push to a half-volley

England 242/3   KP Pietersen 86* (200b 8x4)

86.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, touch of flight here, which is always a treat. Pietersen flips it round the corner

86.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen stretches forward to defend another gentle offbreak

86.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, more intent from Pietersen here, driving his bottom hand through the ball to send it to long-on

England 246/3   KP Pietersen 88* (203b 8x4)

87.1

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, good start from Sharma, full and around off stump. Pietersen forward into defence

87.2

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, this is a little shorter from Sharma, but the line remains good. Solid defence

87.3

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, too wide of off, don't know if it's a deliberate plan but with a new ball, I hope it isn't

87.4

Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR, seemed like Pietersen knew what was coming. He was in position to pull this so early and it flew to the boundary. Gambhir was close to it but it was struck too hard

87.5

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, back to the outside-off line and Pietersen, in the 90s now, leaves alone

87.6

Sharma to Pietersen, 2 runs, full and around leg stump, Pietersen timed his leg-side clip very well and it took two sliding efforts to prevent the boundary

England 252/3   KP Pietersen 94* (209b 9x4)

89.1

Sharma to Pietersen, 2 runs, sliced wide of point, not convincing but he'll happily take the couple that puts him just four away

89.2

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, half an appeal from Sharma as Pietersen shuffles across his stumps, tries to whip to leg and is caught on the pad. It looped back up to Sharma who thought there might have been an inside edge. There wasn't

89.3

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, ooh, Pietersen wanted to get there in style! Walked into a slightly loose drive and sliced it to deep cover. He's been out five times in the 90s!

89.5

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, the closer he gets, the more worrying he looks. Pietersen moves to 98 by bottom-edging a pull shot

England 261/3   KP Pietersen 98* (213b 9x4)

91.1

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, some promise with the first ball post the drinks. Delivered with pace from wide of the crease, angling in onto the area short of a length and then darting in a mile. KP was walking across as always and looking to drive loosely and it burst through, wide of off stump

91.2

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, not much this time, short and wide of the stumps easy leave. Even KP doesn't want to fiddle with it.

91.3

Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR, what a fine shot to bring up a fine century! KP drills an over-pitched ball on off after moving into line, just thumps it with class between the bowler and mid-on. Slowest KP hundred, he jumps up and punches the air immediately. He's pleased and why not. It's been a while since he made a 100 in England. He now has one in the 2000th Test.

91.4

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, short and wide, KP moves across and shoulders arms.

91.5

Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR, Ishant is trying to hoodwink him with changes of length, but it doesn't work in this over. Very full on off stump, KP did not expect it as he moved across and then just tried to defend, ended up getting an outside edge that rolled away through the vacancies in the cordon.

91.6

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, short ball with some steam behind it to finish the over, KP hops up to negotiate and nudges it to the leg side. England are taking control here.

England 270/3   KP Pietersen 106* (219b 11x4)

93.1

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, Ishant gets one to slant in sharply from wide of the crease, KP lets it go.

93.2

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, the sucker ball, full on off stump, KP is drawn out into a reluctant drive to mid-off

93.3

Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR, horror ball. No pace, no effort, no nothing pretence of a bouncer. Petersen majestically plonks the front foot down the pitch and sledgehammers the pull through midwicket.

93.4

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, too far outside off to trouble anyone, KP lets it go.

93.5

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, a good two yards outside off again, and too short. KP lets it go.

93.6

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, wasted over this, Ishant ends with a harmless delivery wide of off stump.

England 274/5   KP Pietersen 110* (225b 12x4)

95.1

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, out of nowhere, Ishant produces a gem. He's got one to kick up like an irritated monster off back of a length, and bend in dramatically at KP who was shuffling across. He is hit very high on the pad, utterly bemused, and bends over in surprise.

95.2

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, this one holds its line, the doubt is planted in KP's mind, but too wide outside off. Easy leave.

95.3

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, he's keeping the rhyme scheme going, this one comes in, not as dramatically as the first ball, but it comes in alright off the seam. KP lets it go.

95.4

Sharma to Pietersen, 2 runs, here comes the indecision. KP lunges across in hope more than anything else and gets an outside edge. He does well to play it softly, and it runs through the cordon. This is a far better over from Ishant than his previous one.

95.5

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, another big inswerving ball. KP lets it go, since it starts wide enough outside off. Going by the sequence, the next ball should hold its line.

95.6

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, it does, and Pietersen edges it, but it doesn't carry to VVS at second slip. Ishant is revving it up a notch here. This was fuller than any of the previous balls, outside off, and tricked KP into feeling for it. Genuine edge, just didn't carry. Are the slips still standing too far back?

England 278/5   KP Pietersen 112* (231b 12x4)

97.1

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, plugs away short of a length wide outside off and gets it to gently waft away. Easy leave for KP after thinking of playing at it.

97.2

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, short of a length outside off, KP walks into the check drive into the covers.

97.3

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, this one angles in politely from wide of off stump, KP defends.

97.4

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, fuller and wider outside off, KP doesn't bother with it as it goes away.

97.5

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, well bowler, this one nips in and has KP in some strife as he shuffles too far across. he then ends up having to play around the pads to defend.

97.6

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, maiden for MS, full and wide to end the over and KP shoulders arms

England 282/5   KP Pietersen 112* (237b 12x4)

99.1

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, fullish ball on the middle and leg line, KP defends down the track on the leg side.

99.2

Dhoni to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, short of a length and angling in, KP stands tall and looks to tap it to the leg side. Prior is alert to the quick single.

England 293/5   KP Pietersen 112* (239b 12x4)

101.1

Dhoni to Pietersen, 1 run, short of a length and angling into KP, who works it through midwicket for a single.

101.5

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, this one goes away from KP, having landed outside off. Easy leave.

101.6

Dhoni to Pietersen, no run, and this one ducks in. KP has shuffled so far across that he is miles outside off when he is struck. Dhoni appeals politely. Bowden says no, politely.

England 300/5   KP Pietersen 113* (242b 12x4)

102.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 2 runs, another paddle-shot, this time from KP. He reaches across and helps Harbhajan along with the angle.

102.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, bat and pad? It pops up alarmingly in the air, but there is no one at short leg to catch it. Tossed up on middle and leg, KP bounds out and looks to nudge it to the leg side, but can't get it away.

102.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, stays back and works the last ball of the session to the leg side. Well played KP, he's steered England through a testing hour since drinks, against the new ball.

England 305/5   KP Pietersen 115* (245b 12x4)

103.3

Raina to Pietersen, FOUR, real crack of the bat as Pietersen played this. It was short and sat up to be hit, Pietersen leant back and smashed it in front of Kumar at deep cover who never looked like reaching it

103.4

Raina to Pietersen, no run, after the boundary comes a careful forward block

103.5

Raina to Pietersen, 2 runs, good from Pietersen here, India's fielding has been cumbersome and Pietersen turns a single into two by clipping to deep midwicket

103.6

Raina to Pietersen, 2 runs, haha, Kumar is having some banter with the Lord's crowd. Pietersen drove hard out to him on the cover rope and this time Kumar cut it off easily, but turned round to goad the crowd before throwing back in

England 314/5   KP Pietersen 123* (249b 13x4)

104.3

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen wants two again but won't get it this time as he walks into a cover drive

England 316/5   KP Pietersen 124* (250b 13x4)

105.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 2 runs, new spell is welcomed by Pietersen thrusting his front foot outside off and fetching a sweep to deep square

105.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen aims a reverse-sweep but didn't quite get the length to pull off the stroke

105.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 3 runs, England have looked very busy since tea, look out India! Pietersen glides a doosra towards third man to bring up the 50 stand from 77 balls

105.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 3 runs, Pietersen on the reverse sweep again, more a guide than hard-hit shot but well placed. Prior this time pushes the running and turns a two into three

England 325/5   KP Pietersen 132* (254b 13x4)

106.1

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, Sharma back of a length and angling into Pietersen. Not for the first time the work-to-leg is missed but it runs off the pads into space. Pietersen sped off looking for two but seems a touch uncomfortable, he he twinged a muscle?

England 326/5   KP Pietersen 132* (255b 13x4)

107.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, big appeal and we have a review! Odd. Looked like an afterthought. Pietersen aimed a reverse sweep, missed it, it hit his pad and bounced up through to slip off his body. Wasted review, that.

107.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, good delivery this time, slower, touch of flight. Pietersen defends

107.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 2 runs, Harbhajan dragged this down a touch but it skidded on. Pietersen had to watch it carefully as he drove to deep cover

107.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, firmly clipped to mid-on. Looks in fine fettle now, Pietersen

England 334/5   KP Pietersen 134* (259b 13x4)

108.3

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, seems like Sharma will attack Prior on off stump and 'attack' Pietersen way outside off stump. Left all alone

108.4

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen beaten for pace and probably bounce as well as he tries to work a length ball from outside off stump to leg

108.5

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen connects this time and there is a misfield at mid-on by Tendulkar that allows a single. The crowd start to jeer before realising who the man is. Lord's crowds dare not be iconoclastic

England 336/5   KP Pietersen 135* (262b 13x4)

110.3

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, good again from Sharma and Pietersen solid in defence

110.4

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, bowler is lucky to get away with this. Short and wide and Pietersen toe-ended his cut shot

England 346/5   KP Pietersen 136* (264b 13x4)

111.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen dances down the track and clips hard back to Harbhajan. The bowler collects and aims a throw back. Harbhajan is two short of his hundred, though

111.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, carefully pushed away on the off side

111.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, Harbhajan straight and flat, pushed back to the bowler

111.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, worked to the on side

111.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, maybe a doosra, maybe it just went on with the angle from around the wicket. Either way Pietersen guided this close to slip

England 348/5   KP Pietersen 136* (269b 13x4)

112.3

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen strolls across to the off side and tries to flip it to leg. It looked careless because he missed it, if he connected it would seem routine

112.4

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, pretty ambitious appeal as Pietersen is struck on the pads a long way outside off and down the track

112.5

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, rare off-side drive from Pietersen but it's gentle

112.6

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, starts wide of off, swings much further and Pietersen leaves alone

England 349/5   KP Pietersen 136* (273b 13x4)

113.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, good delivery from Harbhajan! Saw Pietersen skipping down and shoved it quick and short. Almost got Pietersen into trouble but he managed to defend

113.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen works a single to deep midwicket to bring Prior back on strike

England 357/5   KP Pietersen 137* (275b 13x4)

114.3

Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen walks across to the off side and flicks a single to leg

England 360/5   KP Pietersen 138* (276b 13x4)

115.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, arrowed in flat and short as Harbhajan sees Pietersen coming. Bah. Toss it up Harbhajan!

115.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, flat and quick again, Pietersen steers a single

115.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 2 byes, Pietersen aims a sweep but Harbhajan is too quick and too far down the leg side. Dhoni can't collect cleanly

England 368/5   KP Pietersen 139* (279b 13x4)

116.2

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen strolls across again but defends to mid-off

116.3

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen goes off side and Kumar follows him. Pietersen wanted to play but pulled out the shot at the final moment

116.4

Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, Kumar angles this in and swings it in from wide of the wicket. Pietersen clips it away for a single to bring up the 100 stand, off 144 balls too

England 370/5   KP Pietersen 140* (282b 13x4)

117.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 2 runs, Harbhajan continues round the wicket to KP, who swivels into an extravagant reverse sweep and sends a top edge swirling out into the deep ... there's no-one there to take it

117.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, quicker and flatter through the air, Pietersen stays back to defend

117.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, nudged between the fielders at fine leg and square leg, and they pinch a single

England 373/5   KP Pietersen 143* (285b 13x4)

118.1

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, a touch of curve in to the pads, Pietersen whips to leg but can't get it away

118.2

Kumar to Pietersen, 2 runs, this time he does make good contact with the glance, and they're back for the second as Tendulkar runs round in the deep to cut it off

118.3

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, appeal! Emotive stuff from Kumar as Pietersen is struck on the pad. There was swing, to be sure, but did it pitch outside leg? Asad Rauf thinks so, and he's right

118.4

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, keft alone outside off this time, the ball holding its line

118.5

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, flicked behind square on thte leg side, but he's got protection inside the circle

118.6

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, this one also pitches and holds its line, and is defended to cover

England 379/5   KP Pietersen 145* (291b 13x4)

120.1

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, full and straight, Pietersen leans forward to defend back to the bowler

120.2

Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen walks across and nudges a full delivery just wide of mid-on, they test the fielder with a quick single

England 390/5   KP Pietersen 146* (293b 13x4)

121.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, looped down on middle and leg, Pietersen defends

121.2

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, this time the ball takes the inside edge and rolls to leg, but there's no single to be had

121.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen is almost done in the flight, and is really cramped for room as he steps slightly to leg. He had to get the bat down quick to keep this one out

121.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, pushed defensively to leg

121.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen gets across to off and sweeps hard out to Praveen in the deep

England 391/7   KP Pietersen 147* (298b 13x4)

122.1

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen shuffles right across outside off and whips into the leg side, but the shot is intercepted by the midwicket fielder

122.2

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, Kumar aims the yorker at Pietersen's toes, the ball comes off the toe of the bat and rolls past the diving bowler

122.3

Kumar to Pietersen, FOUR, a low full toss is cracked with great authority to the deep midwicket boundary, and that's 150 for Kevin Pietersen. Off comes the helmet, up goes the bat

122.4

Kumar to Pietersen, FOUR, and now he skips down the track to send a scything drive flying over mid-off!

122.5

Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, tapped into space at cover, and they amble through for a single that takes England to 400

England 400/7   KP Pietersen 156* (303b 15x4)

123.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, nudged towards mid-on, Pietersen seemed to want the single there but Swann sent him back

123.4

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, more orthodox this time, Pietersen pushing back to the bowler

123.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, clipped to square leg, but there's no single to be had

123.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, no run, glanced behind square, and straight to the fielder

England 402/7   KP Pietersen 156* (307b 15x4)

125.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen jumps out of his crease and clips along the ground to wide long-on for one

125.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, driven to long-on for another single to end the over

England 411/7   KP Pietersen 158* (309b 15x4)

126.1

Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR, nope. What a shot. Pietersen walks out aggressively at Sharma and absolutely hammers a drive back past him. Not quite the flamingo flick, but his back leg was in the air

126.2

Sharma to Pietersen, 2 runs, clubbed to deep cover. Again Pietersen walks into the shot, hitting on the up and very hard. Good work on the cover boundary to stop that

126.3

Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR, extravagant stuff! Pietersen walks across and lifts the leg glance up to puncture the long leg boundary. Total confidence in the shot

126.4

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, KP does his best Watto impression, bending his front knee and cutting late off the front foot for a single to third man. The likeness is uncanny

126.6

Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR, well, he's really opening up now. Long-off was brought up for the final ball and he smacked the very next ball up and over mid-off. Four more, and 16 off the over

England 427/7   KP Pietersen 173* (314b 18x4)

127.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen uses his feet and clips a quicker one off his toes towards midwicket

England 437/7   KP Pietersen 174* (315b 18x4)

128.1

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, Sharma in from the nursery end, field spread far and wide and Sharma aiming a mile outside off. Gone is the stage where Pietersen is leaving those, instead he clatters to one of the deep-set men

128.4

Sharma to Pietersen, 2 runs, took a very good stop from Gambhir running around from long-off to cut this off. Sharma persisting with a line a long way outside off but Pietersen is not holding back. Finally we're seeing his off-side game

128.5

Sharma to Pietersen, 2 runs, and again Sharma is wide outside off, full this time. Pietersen squeezes a drive away and run smartly to take two. With the field set so deep there are plenty of gaps to exploit

128.6

Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR, lovely batting. Bisected the deep field perfectly. Sharma is suffering here. Pietersen knows what the bowler is doing so strolls miles outside off and clips a full ball between fine leg and deep square. The run rate climbs to 3.5 now

England 451/7   KP Pietersen 183* (319b 19x4)

130.1

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, very full and very wide outside off from Sharma. It's a plan that needs a rethink I suggest. Pietersen tries to squirt it away but can't

130.2

Sharma to Pietersen, 2 runs, short ball this time, Pietersen is surprised and gloves it as he tries to pull. Safe though and he gets two

130.3

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, when he first struck this it looked four. Crashed down the ground and Rauf had to get out the way swiftly. As it was it wasn't timed perfectly and long-off ran round

England 454/8   KP Pietersen 186* (322b 19x4)

131.1

Raina to Pietersen, FOUR, Pietersen into the 190s in style! Shoves his foot down, swings his arms at the ball and pings it to the long-on boundary

131.2

Raina to Pietersen, SIX, and again! Even better this time! Down the wicket and clattered straight back over the bowler, and long-on, for six. Just a boundary away now!

131.3

Raina to Pietersen, 2 runs, aw! Almost got there with this. More of a hack down the ground this time, Pietersen thought he was there but Kumar did well on the rope

131.4

Raina to Pietersen, FOUR, double for Pietersen! The smile is back on his face! Gets to the milestone by chopping a cut to the point rope. What's more, England declare.

England 474/8   KP Pietersen 202* (326b 21x4 1x6)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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Jul 25, 2011

Members at Lord's applaud Sachin Tendulkar as he returns to the pavilion, England v India, 1st Test, Lord's, 5th day, July 25, 2011

Members at Lord's applaud Sachin Tendulkar as he returns to the pavilion

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Jul 25, 2011

Spectators queue outside Lord's ahead of the final day of the Lord's Test, England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Lord's, July 25, 2011

Spectators queue outside Lord's ahead of the final day of the Lord's Test

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