Dec 14, 2013
Kevin Pietersen has completed 8,000 runs in Test cricket. Pietersen crossed the mark with a boundary off Mitchell Johnson on Day Two of the third Ashes Test. He achieved this feat in his 102nd Test match.
Pietersen is the fifth highest run-scorer in Tests for England. Only Geoffrey Boycott (8,114), David Gower (8,231), Alec Stewart (8,463) and Graham Gooch (8,900) are ahead of Pietersen.
Below are the top-ten run scorers for England in Tests:
*Updated after the dismissal of Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen in the first innings of the third Test at Perth in Ashes 2013-14.
Pietersen had to struggle for his runs on Day Two. It took 15 balls for him to get off the mark. It has been an unlike Pietersen innings. He loves to dominate at the start but tied himself down against the accurate bowling from Australia. He was eventually dismissed by a brilliant catch from Johnson off Peter Siddle for 19.
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