India vs England 2nd Mohali Test Highlights 3rd Day | KP Hundred

December 24th, 2008 Posted in Match Highlights, RBS Cup, Test Match

Scoreline: England 282/6. Kevin Pietersen 144, Andrew Flintoff 62, Alistair Cook 50

Brief Highlights also available in Video: After a delayed start to play, India were right there snapping at England middle-order, with two quick wickets. England were 1 run and 2 wickets down, when Kevin Pietersen stepped in to see Yuvraj Singh – a bowler he’s been troubled by in the ODIs and previous test – given the 3rd over the day. A fascinating duel ensued, with Yuvraj almost snaring KP off the last ball of the over. Oddly, Yuvraj didn’t bowl again for a while.

Pietersen went on to produce a counter-attacking century – easily one of the great hundreds in recent times. It included the moment of the day – a Switch Shot Six off Harbhajan Singh. KP has hardly looked himself on this tour – even the ODI hundred he scored was just about ok. This hundred today made up for all that – the moving around the crease, switch-shots, threats of a switch-shot before adapting to the threat-induced new line of the ball, and those glorious drives. The Indian bowlers were so put off by the attacking partnership by Pietersen-Flintoff that they took to bowling outside the off (pacers) and leg (Mishra). Along the way, KP got involved in a Sledging contest with Yuvraj Singh.

India however came back remarkably in the last few moments of the game, getting first KP and then Flintoff off the last ball of the day – a super catch by Gambhir.

When Zaheer Khan first came into the Indian team, he had a fantastic yorker, which disappeared for several years, surfacing now and then. Two of them popped up today in searing fashion.

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