Pietersen scores century against Haryana

Last updated 08:46 09/11/2012
Kevin Pietersen
Getty Images
RESTED: Kevin Pietersen will not take part in the limited-overs leg of England's tour of New Zealand.

Relevant offers

Cricket

White Ferns star Amy Satterthwaite has horror finish to Australian WBBL game Live: Black Caps v Bangladesh - second test, day two Black Caps v Bangladesh: Ball-by-ball - second test, day two Black Caps v Bangladesh: Scorecard - second test, day two Tim Southee claims five wickets as dominant Black Caps dismiss Bangladesh before stumps BJ Watling and Tim Southee overtake Smith-Hadlee as wicket taking combination Brendon McCullum smashes equal second-fastest Big Bash half-century in one-run loss Sluggish Black Caps drop three chances in slip cordon against Bangladesh Big Bash League stint a reminder for Ish Sodhi that all he has to do is do his job Recap: Black Caps v Bangladesh - second test, day one

Kevin Pietersen scored a brisk 110 to help launch England to 408-3 against Haryana on the opening day of a four-day game on Thursday.

Pietersen smashed 16 fours and three sixes off 94 balls after openers Alastair Cook and Nick Compton put on a 166-run stand, in a boost to England's confidence in its last practice match before the four-test series.

Skipper Cook, who had scored 119 in the tour-opening three-day game against India A, missed a second ton on tour when he was dismissed for 97 by offspinner Jayant Yadav.

Compton strengthened his case for a test berth by scoring 74 after an unbeaten 64 in the previous game against Mumbai A.

Ian Bell (57 not out) and Jonathan Trott (46) were also among the runs against a Haryana side which has not been doing well in domestic cricket and recently lost badly to Vidarbha in a Ranji Trophy game between two second-rung teams.

England lost all three wickets to slow bowlers as legspinner Amit Mishra, who lost out on a test berth to offspinner Harbhajan Singh because of bad form, grabbed two wickets when he brought himself into the attack after 50 overs.

England went into the game without four main bowlers.

Pace bowlers Steve Finn and Stuart Broad are nursing injuries while James Anderson was rested. Offspinner Graeme Swann has gone home to see his sick daughter but is expected to return in time for the first test in Ahmedabad from Nov. 15.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should bouncers be banned from cricket?

Yes - they're too dangerous

Neutral - it is what it is

No - it's just bad luck when it goes wrong

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content