NOTTINGHAM: Kevin Pietersen, who cemented his place with England during the Ashes year of 2005 by taking three sensational catches in a Twenty20 international, changed the course of the third one-dayer against West Indies at Trent Bridge with a beautifully-judged running catch to dismiss the in-form Shivnarine Cahnderpaul.
Sadly, that was the end of his search for glory. West Indies recovered to make 289, Pietersen went for a second ball nought and the Windies won by 93 runs to capture the NatWest series 2-1.
It thoroughly deserved it too after a much more energetic showing compared with its Test debacle.
The difference in the West Indies fielding was astonishing and made a big contribution to its surprise win.
SCOREBOARDWest Indies: 289 for five wkts. in 50 overs.
England: A. Cook c Dwayne Smith b Powell 18, M. Prior c Ramdin b Powell 1, I. Bell c Dwayne Smith b Edwards 27, K. Pietersen c Devon Smith b Powell 0, O. Shah c Ramdin b Dwayne Smith 51, P. Collingwood b Bravo 44, D. Mascarenhas c Gayle b Edwards 5, L. Plunkett c Samuels b Edwards 2, S. Broad c Gayle b Powell 5, M. Panesar lbw b Rampaul 13, J. Anderson (not out) 11; Extras (b-4, lb-3, w-8, nb-4) 19; Total (in 44.2 overs) 196.
Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-29, 3-33, 4-72, 5-144, 6-162, 7-162, 8-168, 9-171.
West Indies bowling: Powell 10-2-40-4, Rampaul 7.2-0-25-1, Dwayne Smith 10-0-60-1, Edwards 10-1-30-3, Gayle 2-0-11-0, Bravo 5-0-23-1.