Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
The run out was entirely Pietersen's fault. If he was going hard from the start he would have made it, with or without bat/balance. I respect Pollock more than virtually any cricketer in the world, and aside from that bit of bias, the video clearly shows that there was no cheating there.
AND , if you look at it carefully, Pollock wasn't looking at KP at all. he had his back towards him (KP) where is the question of being deliberate about it.
As to why he was moving as he was, well a throw had been made and he, as the bowler would automatically react to trying to get to the wicket (to help effect a run out) or to intercept the ball - either to help in the run out or to help avoid over throws. It is spontaneous and MUST be the reaction of any but the lazy and bad cricketer.
Pollock was just responding to his instinct and moving to intercept the ball. The fact that he was awkwardly placed would make his movements awkward and out of control which is what happened. KP just came and hit him when he was himself off balance in an effort to move quickly.