England tour of New Zealand, 1st T20I: New Zealand v England at Auckland, Feb 5, 2008
England won by 32 runs
5 February 2008 - night match (20-over match)
1.6

Martin to Pietersen, FOUR, shimmies to the off and helps the ball behind square on the leg side ...fine leg is up in the circle and has no chance

England 16/1   KP Pietersen 4* (1b 1x4)
2.4

Mills to Pietersen, 1 run, turned to deep midwicket, Pietersen again moves to the off to give himself freedom to work the leg side

2.6

Mills to Pietersen, FOUR, overpitched, a sweet straight drive to the right of the bowler, all along the ground and it scurries away unhindered with nobody out in the deep

England 31/1   KP Pietersen 9* (3b 2x4)
3.2

Martin to Pietersen, FOUR, driven on the up through the covers between the two men in the ring. He really thumped that ...

3.3

Martin to Pietersen, no run, firm drive past the bowler but mid-off covers

3.4

Martin to Pietersen, 1 run, tip and run into the off side

England 36/2   KP Pietersen 14* (6b 3x4)
4.1

Oram to Pietersen, 1 run, turned to wide midwicket

4.6

Oram to Pietersen, 1 run, worked to short fine leg

England 45/2   KP Pietersen 16* (8b 3x4)
5.1

Martin to Pietersen, FOUR, slower ball, a thick edge and it goes fine enough to beat the man back on the boundary

5.2

Martin to Pietersen, FOUR, slashing drive, a thick inside edge and the ball squeezes past leg stump and too wide for McCullum to have any chance, four runs to fine leg

5.3

Martin to Pietersen, 2 runs, short, pulled and Patel looks to be beaten at deep midwicket but slides and pulls the ball back brilliantly

5.4

Martin to Pietersen, no run, he dances down the pitch but can't get any power in the shot and it goes to mid-off

5.5

Martin to Pietersen, FOUR, full toss - Pietersen started to come and then went back - driven hard between mid-off and extra cover, super timing

5.6

Martin to Pietersen, no run, wide, slashed to cover

England 59/2   KP Pietersen 30* (14b 6x4)
6.3

Oram to Pietersen, 1 run, pushed to long-on

England 61/2   KP Pietersen 31* (15b 6x4)
7.1

Martin to Pietersen, SIX, short and pulled off the front foot for six over long-on, absolutely hammered

7.2

Martin to Pietersen, no run, slower ball, Pietersen pushed defensively into the off side

7.3

Martin to Pietersen, 1 run, full toss, he gets slightly inside out as he drives to longish-off

England 74/3   KP Pietersen 38* (18b 6x4 1x6)
8.2

Oram to Pietersen, 1 run, worked to midwicket, he realised there was no big shot to be played and settled for the single

8.4

Oram to Pietersen, 2 runs, turned to deepish square, there never looked to be a second there but they ran really quickly

8.5

Oram to Pietersen, 1 run, turned to square leg

England 81/3   KP Pietersen 42* (21b 6x4 1x6)
9.1

Patel to Pietersen, 1 run, full toss driven to long-on

9.5

Patel to Pietersen, OUT, he dances down the track and hammers low to midwicket where Ross Taylor dives to his right and holds the ball a foot above the turf

KP Pietersen c Taylor b Patel 43 (36m 23b 6x4 1x6) SR: 186.95

England 85/4   KP Pietersen 43 (23b 6x4 1x6)
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