Pietersen and Harmison take beautiful wickets together
August 22, 2008 by A P Webster
Following his fine batting performance, new England captain Kevin Pietersen invited more lazy comments about scripts and set design by taking two wickets in his first match as ‘proper’ captain.
Also amongst the wickets, and generally bowling quite well (with figures of 2-43), was the resurrected One-Day bowler and Tie-Organiser/Guinea Pig hybrid that is Steve Harmison. And Flintoff got in on the act at the death, mopping up the tail to finish with 2-46.
Perhaps more exciting (and less believable) than all of this is the fact that England actually won.
Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson’s economies were as bad as Britain’s, but wickets fell steadily for South Africa, with only Jacques Kallis making much of an impression on the scoreboard.