Originally Posted by Top_Cat
See, I don't quite agree with that either. KP was obviously looking to go after Hauritz and, for the large portion of the morning, couldn't get him away or, at least, couldn't land him rows back. KP looked comfortable against everyone but Hauritz, I thought. The chipped top-edge seemed inevitable and I get the feeling that's why Hauritz was bowled as much as he was by Ponting.
Ponting's captaincy is littered with examples where he pulled spinners out of the attack at the first sign of trouble but Hauritz seemed the most likely to take KP's wicket
TBF Punter did have four men on the fence for Hauritz to KP, so it was only really a partial show of faith.
Kinda sorry I mentioned it at all now. I wasn't suggesting that Doogie shouldn't get any credit, but equally if Pietersen hadn't have gone through with what looked a clearly premeditated shot, he'd have been all right. Smart thinking, but not quite a bowler's wicket in the same way as (say) KP's most recent test dimissal where Ajmal bowled him through the gate.
Was just trying to add some meat to the bones of my suggestion he (Haury) was a bit flattered by is 3/60-odd in the first innings.