KP out first ball as Hants beat Surrey

JIMMY ADAMS

JIMMY ADAMS

First published in Sport Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Sports Reporter

Hampshire dismissed Kevin Pietersen for a diamond duck before securing their fifth successive Friends Life t20 win at a sodden Oval last night.

Playing his first game against Hampshire since leaving for Surrey two years ago, Pietersen opened against his former teammates in a dramatic, rain-reduced match.

But he was soon on his way after falling victim to the first ball of the match from the excellent Liam Dawson (2-10), brilliantly caught by a diving Jimmy Adams at extra cover.

“I was just happy it stuck because if I’d dropped it it would have been a stinker,” laughed Adams.

Hampshire's 19-run Duckworth-Lewis win gives them an outstanding chance of qualifying for a fourth t20 quarter-final in as many seasons.

Read the full match report plus reaction in tomorrow's Daily Echo

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9:49pm Mon 2 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Good on the Umpires, a 19 run victory it is said.
Good on the Umpires, a 19 run victory it is said. OSPREYSAINT
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7:18am Tue 3 Jul 12

bobbystokeslovechild says...

Wow headline should be KP plays game for county
Wow headline should be KP plays game for county bobbystokeslovechild
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9:21am Tue 3 Jul 12

sallyrdn says...

HA HA bet Surrey are glad they signed him up!!!!!!!!

Well done umps for keeping game going till we could win it!
HA HA bet Surrey are glad they signed him up!!!!!!!! Well done umps for keeping game going till we could win it! sallyrdn
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11:41am Tue 3 Jul 12

Red_Rock says...

Pietersen out first ball? How sad, what a shame, never mind!

I notice the moment the obnoxious arrogant South African walked out on the England one-day team he announced that he would be away on the other side of the World when they played their first ODI against the West Indies. Absoloutely no mention of actually going back to Surrey to help out his county of course.

Give it a year or so and Surrey will be as glad to see the back of him as every other team he has ever played for has.

And the England ODI team seem to be improving dramatically without him don't they?

Just imagine how good the England Test team will be when he inevitably walks out on them and they will be free of his ego.
Pietersen out first ball? How sad, what a shame, never mind! I notice the moment the obnoxious arrogant South African walked out on the England one-day team he announced that he would be away on the other side of the World when they played their first ODI against the West Indies. Absoloutely no mention of actually going back to Surrey to help out his county of course. Give it a year or so and Surrey will be as glad to see the back of him as every other team he has ever played for has. And the England ODI team seem to be improving dramatically without him don't they? Just imagine how good the England Test team will be when he inevitably walks out on them and they will be free of his ego. Red_Rock
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12:48pm Tue 3 Jul 12

SO50 Saint says...

Strange that he could play in the Monday game at their place but not in the Saturday game.
Strange that he could play in the Monday game at their place but not in the Saturday game. SO50 Saint
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6:59pm Tue 3 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Perhaps someone should tell BBC South Today that last nights game was not rained off!
Perhaps someone should tell BBC South Today that last nights game was not rained off! OSPREYSAINT
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7:30pm Tue 3 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Big crowd at the Ageas today but not much cricket happening!
Big crowd at the Ageas today but not much cricket happening! OSPREYSAINT
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