Ricky Ponting once said, "a niggle is no reason for a rest", and Kevin Pietersen will have resented the call for him to 'take a blow' as he watched Ian Bell rack up a swift 82 over a
crate of Castle Lager in his front room.
resisted the urge to point to the number three on the back of his shirt and
flick the 'V' at the Trent Bridge media centre, a la Nasser Hussain, as he
brought up his 16th ODI half-century, opting instead to sheepishly flick his
blade towards the England balcony.
has not scored a one-day international 50 for 17 innings (since November 2008)