Well, that's just smashing - for England, crushing New Zealand by 114 runs in the opening match of this five ODI series at Chester-le-Street. It was a tale of two contrasting teams today - and of Pietersen's extraordinary shots in his first one-day ton in England.
It's not surprising to hear that Pietersen has been named Man of the Match. Paul Collingwood says there isn't much England could have done better today, while Daniel Vettori admits New Zealand were poor. The contrasting emotions.
Well, thanks for joining us today, do come back for the next match on Wednesday from Edgbaston. From Andrew McGlashan and Jenny Roesler it's goodbye.
There's a wall with some writing on it, just next to the large madam who is getting ready to sing
"He had to get that Wright," notes one of our colleagues, sagely
Broad back into the attack now
Mills to the crease now
Some doughty batting from Hopkins although New Zealand have been batting with an air of resignation to this innings of late