Kevin Pietersen's comeback washed out as New Zealand take T20 series

Pietersen was included in an England side for the first time following a knee injury that forced his early exit from the tour of New Zealand in March. The former England captain was sidelined from all cricket until making a superb unbeaten 177 for Surrey in a County Championship match last weekend.

updated: June 28, 2013 09:01 IST
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London: Kevin Pietersen's return to England duty saw him fail to take any part in a washed-out Twenty20 match at The Oval on Thursday that gave New Zealand a 1-0 series win.

Only two balls had been bowled, with England two for one, when rain stopped play after Michael Lumb was caught at second slip by New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum off left-arm quick Mitchell McClenaghan.

Rain prevented all further attempts at a re-start, with officials seeing plans for a six-overs-per-side match starting at 9.03pm local time (2003GMT) thwarted by a fresh downpour.

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