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Prince
11-20-2013, 02:16 PM
On Thursday in the first Ashes Test starting in Brisbane, Kevin Pietersen is all set to become the 10th Englishman to play 100 Test matches. Let us look at the top eight moments in KP's international career so far.

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Ashes 2005
Pietersen was included in the England squad for the 2005 Ashes series. He made his debut at Lordís and scored fifties in both the innings. England lost the Test. They won at Edgbaston and Old Trafford. At The Oval, England needed at least a draw to win the Ashes. They were precariously placed in the second innings. Thatís when Pietersen scored 158 thus ending Englandís wait for the Ashes since 1987.

Prince
11-20-2013, 02:16 PM
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Fastest To Reach 5000 Test Runs
It took Pietersen 4 years and 243 days to reach 5000 Test runs - the fastest to reach that milestone. Currently Pietersen has played 99 Tests and scored 7887 runs at an average of 48.38 with 23 tons.

Prince
11-20-2013, 02:17 PM
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Text Message Row
It was alleged that Pietersen sent defamatory text messages about his own team members to a few of the South African cricketers. He was dropped from the England side despite scoring a century in the previous Test at Leeds.

Prince
11-20-2013, 02:17 PM
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Retirement From Limited-Overs Cricket
In May 2012 Pietersen announced his retirement from ODI cricket but he said he wanted to continue playing for England in the T20 format. According to the central contract he had to retire from both the formats. He accepted that but later in July 2012, Pietersen revoked his decision and has represented England in limited-overs format.

Prince
11-20-2013, 02:18 PM
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T20 World Cup 2010
Pietersen was England’s shining star in the ICC T20 World Cup 2010 which was held in the Caribbean. He was the Man of the Series for scoring 248 runs at an average of 62.

Prince
11-20-2013, 02:18 PM
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World Cup 2007
Pietersen scored two tons in the World Cup – against Australia and West Indies. He scored 444 runs in the edition of the tournament. By the end of the World Cup, he became the No. 1 ranked batsman in ODI cricket.

Prince
11-20-2013, 02:19 PM
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The Switch Hit
KP revolutionised this shot which he uses often to break the rhythm of the bowler.

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11-20-2013, 02:19 PM
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Three Centuries in South Africa – His Country of Birth in 2005
In 2005, Kevin Pietersen was part of England ODI side that toured South Africa. He was called a ‘traitor’ by the crowd since he left his country of birth and chose to play for England. He scored 454 runs in five innings which included three tons. As the tour ended he earned the respect of the South African crowd.