Headingley Test: Pietersen’s spectacular ton revives England

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Headingley: England batsman Kevin Pietersen hit the form just at the right time as he slammed his 21st Test century on the second day of the Headingley Test.

At one stage, the hosts were struggling to 4-173 at less than three runs an over. But in a prolonged final session, Pietersen entertained the crowd with his elegant strokes as he faced of the finest pace attacks.

Despite of getting starts Strauss (37), Cook (24), Trott (35) couldn’t manage to come up with partnerships which was the need of the hour as South African bowlers picked wickets at regular intervals.

Pietersen found company in debutante James Taylor as both of them added 147 runs for the fifth wicket in which Taylor’s contribution was just 34 runs.

At the end of the day’s play, England were trailing by 68 runs with five wickets in hand and Pietersen (149*) still at the crease.

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