Kevin Pietersen
Kevin Pietersen has been a part of many T20 leagues around the world © Getty Images

Centurion: Kevin Pietersen‘s South African Twenty20 foray ended in failure on Saturday when his Dolphins franchise team were beaten by the home side, the Titans, in the final of South Africa’s franchise competition.  The former England batsman made only 10 off 11 balls before hitting a steep-ling catch to deep mid-wicket in a Dolphins total of 159 for five. Fellow overseas professional, West Indian Dwayne Bravo, top-scored with 53 off 30 balls.  The Titans, who started as favourites after topping the round-robin table, cruised to victory by seven wickets with 19 balls to spare.  ALSO READ: Kevin Pietersen: Mohammad Aamer must not be welcomed back into international cricket

Former South African Under-19 player Mangaliso Mosehle thrashed 87 off 39 balls for the winners.  In a television interview before the match, Pietersen described his seven-match stint with the Dolphins, based in his boyhood home town of Durban, as “really special to me.” Pietersen, who will fly to Melbourne on Sunday to play in Australia’s Big Bash T20 league, praised the set-up at the Durban-based franchise.  “The guys have been absolutely brilliant with their work ethic and the way the team have gelled,” he said.  ALSO READ: Kevin Pietersen slams decision to drop Ian Bell for England vs South Africa 2015 series

Pietersen made 401 runs in the tournament at an average of 80.20 with a strike rate of 172.84. Prior to South African T20 league, Pakistan Cricket Board has announced that exiled former England batsman Kevin Pietersen was involved in Pakistan Super League. Pakistan announced a total of 308 top foreign and local players for drafting in its Twenty20 league on Thursday, with tainted but cleared Mohammad Aamer also among them. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will stage the first edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) between February 4-23 after the sale of five teams for 93 million dollars (9.3 billion rupees) last week. PCB said 171 foreign and 137 domestic players will be available for drafting by teams.