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England vs Zimbabwe

September 13, 2007

Kevin Pietersen inspired England to a daunting total of 188-9 against giant-killers Zimbabwe after batting first in their Twenty20 World Cup at Newlands on Thursday.

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Pietersen smashed 79 from just 37 balls with seven fours and four sixes while skipper Paul Collingwood weighed in with 37 from 28 balls as Zimbabwe were brought down to earth after Wednesday's shock five-wicket victory over Australia.

Determined to take advantage of a short off-side boundary while facing left arm spinner Keith Dabengwa, Pietersen played three successive reverse sweeps resulting in a six and two fours.

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