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KP calls St George's Park pitch a SHOCKER!

2020-01-17 16:12
Kevin Pietersen (Getty Images)
Kevin Pietersen (Getty Images)

Cape Town - South African-born England cricket great, Kevin Pietersen, has slammed the St George's Park pitch in use for the ongoing third Test between the two countries in Port Elizabeth.

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Thursday's Day 1 action was slow-going for the disappointing crowd that turned up at the ground.

England amassed 224/4 in 90 overs, at a rate of 2.49/over as the wicket held no demons for Joe Root's visitors.

With Test cricket facing uncertain times ahead in the face of the more spectator-popular ODI and T20 versions, Pietersen was vocal on his Twitter account on Friday, writing: I’m afraid to say, that with everyone trying to find ways to keep/make Test Cricket the pinnacle of our sport...THIS WICKET IS A SHOCKER!

Pietersen played 104 Tests, 136 ODIs and 37 T20s for England, having been born in Pietermaritzburg.

- Compiled by Garrin Lambley

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