One of my best efforts: Pietersen

Published: Saturday, July 23, 2011, 1:45 [IST]
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One of my best efforts: Pietersen

London,July 23: England's man of the moment Kevin Pietersen termed his double century as one of his best effort in trying conditions.

"It's (my innings) is something to be proud of. Having gone in to bat on such a wicket and having to face MS Dhoni (in jest) as well for half an hour, it's right up with all the hundreds I have scored."

About the course of the match, he expects that ball will seam and swing to put Indians in a spot of bother.

"History tells us that getting result at the Lord's is quite difficult. But the wicket we have at the moment is aiding seam and swing and we all know swing is alien to Indian batting," Pietersen stated in a matter-of-fact tone after striking a brilliant 202 and powering his team to a massive total of 474 for 8 declared.

Emboldened with his success, Pietersen revealed his ambition to enter the 10,000 Test runs club now that he has completed 6,000 runs.

"I would love to have (10,000 runs). I love to set goal for myself and hopefully I would reach there if I bat this way."

This is Pietersen''s 18th century in his 75th Test but quite uncharacteristically, he never have had to graft in the manner he has done at Lord's over the last two days.

"The conditions were very difficult and they bowled very well. Sometimes you were playing and missing by couple of inches. It was a real hard graft. It made you wonder if India were batting yesterday where they must have been."


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