Sri Lanka tour of England and Scotland, Only T20I: England v Sri Lanka at Bristol, Jun 25, 2011
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
25 June 2011 (20-over match)

Lakmal to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen comes down across the ball slightly and slices towards point

England 5/1   KP Pietersen 1* (1b)

Kulasekara to Pietersen, FOUR, ah wonderful shot. Pietersen skips down and outside off stump and easily clips, with a flick of the wrists, wide of mid-on for four


Kulasekara to Pietersen, 1 run, Sangakkara comes up to the stumps in response so Pietersen is more cautious, punching a drive straight to mid-off and hurtling down for the single

England 12/1   KP Pietersen 6* (3b 1x4)

Lakmal to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen aims another leg-side flick from a foot outside off stump. This delivery is not as full so he only collects one for his effort


Lakmal to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen clips very firmly to straight midwicket. Morgan had advanced and if the throw had hit he would have gone by a few yards

England 24/2   KP Pietersen 7* (5b 1x4)

Kulasekara to Pietersen, 1 run, flipped casually towards midwicket

England 30/2   KP Pietersen 8* (6b 1x4)

Malinga to Pietersen, no run, starts on a length around off stump. Pietersen drives hard, but straight to mid-off


Malinga to Pietersen, 2 runs, there's the attempted yorker but Malinga overeggs it a touch and Pietersen happily flips off his ankle to deep midwicket


Malinga to Pietersen, 1 run, the drive comes off the toe-end and trickles to mid-off. Malinga cooking up good pace already. Such a shame his body isn't up to Test cricket

England 33/2   KP Pietersen 11* (9b 1x4)

Perera to Pietersen, 1 run, Perera, the new bowler, seems much more enticing than Malinga. He starts short and wide and Pietersen crashes to deep point. Good shot for one


Perera to Pietersen, FOUR, Pietersen charges down and seems to intimidate Perera who goes back of a length and wide in response. Pietersen stands tall and emphatically powers a drive wide of mid-off for four


Perera to Pietersen, FOUR, inventive! Don't see this much. Pietersen down the wicket and strolls a long, long way outside off stump. Ends up flipping it over short fine leg, up on one knee, for four


Perera to Pietersen, 1 run, Perera is lucky to get away with this, shin-high full toss outside off stump. Pietersen crunches a back-foot swish to deep cover

England 44/2   KP Pietersen 21* (13b 3x4)

Randiv to Pietersen, 1 wide, Randiv is the new bowler and starts by spearing a wide one across Pietersen from around the wicket


Randiv to Pietersen, no run, again Randiv is very wide and had Pietersen not got a toe-end on this it would have been called a wide as well


Randiv to Pietersen, 1 run, fired in straight this time and it's worked to the leg side


Randiv to Pietersen, no run, fired across the right hander again, quite wide of off but Pietersen misses his cut


Randiv to Pietersen, SIX, real thwack off the bat. You could here the noise reverberate around the ground as Pietersen thrust a foot forward and flat-batted this very, very hard for six down to long-on


Randiv to Pietersen, no run, sharp fielding off his own bowling saves Randiv a single

England 53/2   KP Pietersen 28* (18b 3x4 1x6)

Lakmal to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen jumped wide of leg to give himself room. Ended up overdoing it and couldn't reach his off-side drive


Lakmal to Pietersen, 1 run, good delivery again from Lakmal, full and straight and Pietersen can only drive down the ground quietly

England 55/2   KP Pietersen 29* (20b 3x4 1x6)

Randiv to Pietersen, 1 run, the angle across Pietersen is causing the batsman a touch of bother and he can't get any power on a drive


Randiv to Pietersen, 1 run, ooof, Pietersen really hacked hard at this to cover

England 66/2   KP Pietersen 31* (22b 3x4 1x6)

Perera to Pietersen, (no ball) 1 run, another full-toss - this one quite high - is thrashed down to long-on. Ah, and that's called a no-ball for height by Nigel Llong. Rightfully so


Perera to Pietersen, 2 runs, full and very wide indeed, KP throws everything at it and a thick outside edge flies down to third man, where Lakmal cuts it off


Perera to Pietersen, SIX, six more! Another full toss and it's savagely dealt with by Pietersen, who smites it handsomely straight back over the bowler's head. A massive 24 runs from the over

England 91/2   KP Pietersen 40* (25b 3x4 2x6)

Malinga to Pietersen, 1 run, full outside off, Pietersen steps down the pitch to drive to long-off

England 96/3   KP Pietersen 41* (26b 3x4 2x6)

Jayasuriya to Pietersen, 2 wides, KP moves a foot outside leg before Jayasuriya has even reached the crease, the canny old man fires one at his legs but the ball slips a little too far down the leg side


Jayasuriya to Pietersen, OUT, a wicket for Sanath, and it's a big one! Again Pietersen had backed right to leg, but this time Jayasuriya speared a much quicker one right at middle stump. KP was looking to run it down to third man and simply missed the ball

KP Pietersen b Jayasuriya 41 (49m 27b 3x4 2x6) SR: 151.85

England 101/4   KP Pietersen 41 (27b 3x4 2x6)





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