Kevin Pietersen's Triple Century For Surrey Creates History
Kevin Pietersen cracked the highest individual score by a Surrey batsman since 1899 on his way to a breathtaking triple hundred as he continues his bid to make a comeback to the England team.
Pietersen blazed his way to an incredible unbeaten 373-ball 326 laced with as many as 34 boundaries and 14 sixes as he tore into a clueless Leicestershire bowling attack.
Riding on Pietersen’s vintage innings, which is currently the third highest individual score ever by a Surrey batsman, his side managed to consolidate their first-innings lead to a mammoth 236 runs with one wicket in hand.
At stumps on the second day, Surrey had amassed 528 for nine with Pietersen putting on an unbeaten 110-run stand with number 11 Matt Dunn who contributed a mere five runs to the partnership.
Such was Pietersen’s domination and impact on Surrey’s total that no other batsman managed to get to a fifty with Kumar Sangakkara’s 36 being the next notable contribution.
The 34-year-old's knock is a resounding statement from the dynamic strokemaker who is eyeing a comeback to the England side through county performances.
Pietersen’s superhuman knock may put some pressure on the national selectors especially after England’s unimpressive showing in the Caribbean.
With tough home assignments against New Zealand and Australia looming, England could be tempted to hand a recall to an in-form Pietersen if they decide to make changes to their line-up.
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