KP backs Harmison to come good

Kevin Pietersen has backed out of form fast bowler Stephen Harmison to come good on the last day at Lord’s to bowl his side to victory.

England, heavy favourites going into the match will need to take all 10 West Indian wickets to win the Test, a feat made harder with Matthew Hoggard ruled out of the match.

Pietersen, who made a fine century yesterday insisted the wayward Harmison would be able to rise to the occasion.

“We’re not concerned with Steve at all – we just know he’s going to click,” said Pietersen.

“He’s bowled so well for Durham at the start of the season, he’s been brilliant and I don’t know whether it was the slope or what it is here at Lord’s, but when he gets it right he’s a handful.”

“We saw when he came round the wicket last night and bowled four pretty decent balls – if he does that for two or three hours then who knows?” said Pietersen.

“The sky is the limit for that bloke – he could be the best bowler in the world.”

It may be the sky presenting the problems though, with rain predicted throughout the day, threatening to end the Test match in a draw.

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