Pietersen ton evens out matters for England

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Updated: August 5, 2012

Kevin Pietersen constructed a century that was breathtaking in its execution to propel England to 351 for five at stumps on the third day of the second test against South Africa at Headingley in Leeds on Saturday.

Pietersen ended the day unbeaten on 149 off 212 balls with included 22 fours and a six as England whittled down the first innings deficit to just 68 runs.

England 351 for 5 (Pietersen 149*, Prior 20*) trail South Africa 419 by 68 runs