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    Which was Kevin Pietersen's greatest Test innings?

    Let us have a look at some of the iconic knocks of KP. Which one do you think was the greatest?

    158 in Oval 2005
    227 in Adelaide 2012
    149 in Headingley 2012
    129 in Napier 2008
    186 in Mumbai 2012
    151 in Colombo 2012

    Discuss!
    Last edited by UN talkz; 14th March 2018 at 12:45.

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    2)158 in Oval 2005
    4)227 in Adelaide 2012
    3)149 in Headingley 2012
    6)129 in Napier 2008
    1)186 in Mumbai 2012
    5)151 in Colombo 2012

    Some really legendary knocks. A player of great innings.

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    158 oval 2005.

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    Kevin Pietersen 149 in Headingley 2012 was one of the most enjoyable innings I've ever seen.

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    158 oval

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    That series changing innings vs India in Mumbai..
    It was against Ashwin and Ojha. Best innings for me against India in India.

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    Many of his knocks were special, with Mumbai probably coming out on top for most people. I clearly remember that when he got above 120 or so the whole thing just started to become outrageous. I would add however that the Napier one was another series winner, and seriously underrated - he scored more than 50% of the team’s runs in the innings, in a low-scoring affair too.

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    The Oval and Headingly for me


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    While there is no doubt that when compared to his contemporaries, KP has got 6-7 iconic knocks while they would be having 2-3 only, he for some reason wasn't the same batsmen after 2009.

    Think he got a hundred 3 years later in 2012 then, although he played 3 great knocks that year too.

    Nevertheless, very unique and special player. He has a claim to break into 2010s all-time XI.

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    Those two knocks in Asia were special.

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    186 is Mumbai. England beating India in India was the biggest cricket shock in last 10 years. India typically destroys non SC teams when they visit. England got aboslutely mauled in 2016 for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage View Post
    Kevin Pietersen 149 in Headingley 2012 was one of the most enjoyable innings I've ever seen.
    This. Steyn was at his peak then and I have never seen him intimated as he was then. Remember this one shot where Steyn bowled one of his typical vicious outswingers and KP just stood back and whacked it like a baseball back to Steyn's face.

    It was the only time I got a glimpse of why people must have feared Viv.

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    Oval one. He absolutely smashed two greatest bowlers of this century.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Gomes View Post
    186 is Mumbai. England beating India in India was the biggest cricket shock in last 10 years. India typically destroys non SC teams when they visit. England got aboslutely mauled in 2016 for example.
    England always competed well in India. Couple of 1-0 losses and a 1-1 draw before 2012 series

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    186 at Mumbai. Legendary knock.

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    The Oval. He clobbered two champions and made the Ashes safe after sixteen dreadful years in enemy hands.

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    The one at the Oval.

    He took the game away from Australia and reclaimed the ashes for England as Robert mentioned, England had to wait 16 years to regain the ashes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    The Oval. He clobbered two champions and made the Ashes safe after sixteen dreadful years in enemy hands.
    It also helped that he was dropped TWICE and OUT almost first ball, even though he didn't glove it.

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    No doubt the Oval 158 was a world-class epic, however he did give some soft chances and was lucky to get to 20. The Mumbai 186 was all skill-based in comparison and I am not sure that he gave a chance at all.

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    His best kncok was in Mumbai.


    "If this happens I will swim across the Charles River! In winter!" -- OZGOD on NZ batting 6 sessions

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    His Mumbai knock was unreal. I still can't believe some of the outrageous footwork displayed. He played on different planet to all the other batters. And scripted a most awesome victory for his team.

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