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Pietersen and Panesar star as tourists turn the tables

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MUMBAI : England yesterday overcame their own lower-order batting collapse to close on a stirring victory on the third day of the second Test, with Kevin Pietersen and Monty Panesar, two players recalled from exile, leading the way. 

Kevin Pietersen

The tourists began the day on 178-2, still 149 runs behind India's first-innings total, Pietersen and England skipper Alastair Cook continuing their partnership from the night before. Cook soon brought up his century by driving Harbhajan Singh for four before Pietersen, in a more aggressive mood, joined his captain on three figures by reverse-sweeping the same bowler two overs later.

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