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Kevin Pietersen talks about his best moments in Ashes

Kevin Pietersen, one of the greatest England’s batsman has an iconic record in the historic Ashes series. In this article, he recalls his best moments in Ashes.

Ankit Kanaujia
Last updated: 16.06.2023
Kevin Pietersen talks about his best moments in Ashes

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Kevin Pietersen, one of the greatest England’s batsman has an iconic record in the historic Ashes series. In his international career of 10 years, he won four out of six Ashes series. 

Kevin has an excellent record in test cricket. He scored 8181 runs in the 104 tests he played with an average of 47.3. He hit 23 centuries and 35 half centuries. 

Talking about Ashes, he was a key player of the England cricket team in all the series during his career. In a recent video for Betway, Pietersen reacts to the series of photos that refreshed his memories from various Ashes series against Australia. 


His Maiden Test Century vs Australia in oval in 2005

In the first photo he was shown the image of him hitting the six to the Great Shane Warne. The instance is from his maiden test century against Australia at the oval in 2005, where he scored 158. Remembering it he says that the Australian side was quite something. The only way against them is to win win win and his innings did boost the morale of every player in the England side.

Mcgrath going down due to Ankle Injury

In the 2005 Ashes, Mcgrath ruled out of the series due to his Ankle injury. He added that without Mcgrath in a test match any team stands a better chance. As we had already decided we would go and smack Australia. This became a big plus and bonus for the England side.

The iconic two runs victory in 2nd test match at Edgbaston in the Ashes 2005

He said Australians almost played the Bazball back in 2005 in this test match. England were almost on the brink of victory in this test match. But on the last day Warne and Lee pulled off a good partnership that enabled them to get close to victory. When only 4 runs were remaining Harmison bowled a full toss and Lee smacked it out to Simon Jones. But it got fielded and Lee was off strike. And in the turn of events we won. I just think it was meant to be nothing else.

Remembering the celebrations after Ashes 2005 series win, He hailed Andrew Flintoff and said “Freddy’s impact on that series is utterly spectacular. In that series, he got runs with the bat and doesn’t drop a single catch. He was like the ringleader for us. All of us got the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) after the series.

Winning the Ashes in Australia in 2010-11

Remembering Shane Warne, he said in the first test match in Gabba Shane kept throwing the ball at him and we had one of the biggest ding dongs. He also said he was a great friend. He has an aura and was such a fun guy to be around. Just a legend!

When he saw the picture of him celebrating the wicket of Micheal Clarke, He said “I was asked to come on and try to deliver some magic with the ball. The ball spun with some bounce and was caught by Cook at short leg. We referred it and Micheal Clarke was on his way back to the dressing room.

At last, When he saw the pictures of celebrations of winning the Ashes in Australia in 2010-11. He said “Winning in Australia was such a huge achievement for English Cricket. Our winning team had an unbelievable batting lineup and an incredible team.

The cap I got there has pride of place in my house because of all the hard work we put in. 

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