Cricket Classics: Watch Ian Bell and Kevin Pietersen’s record partnership against South Africa

In his first Test against the country of origin, Kevin Pietersen struck a chanceless century to put England in the driving seat, adding an unbeaten 192 with Ian Bell for the fourth wicket, following an opening stand of 114 by Alastair Cook and Andrew Strauss. The fourth-wicket stand in the opening Test at Lord’s became the highest partnership since coach Peter Moores took command, overhauling Bell and Matt Prior’s 190 against West Indies at Lord’s last year. Kevin Pietersen has been quiet in the build-up to the series, but he wasted little time to make the strongest of statements.

Broadcast Schedule

England v Pakistan 2024 T20 series
1st T20, ENG v PAK, Headingley
22nd May
Start time: 6:30 pm BST