Manchester: Kevin Pietersen's first century of this Ashes series helped see England to within sight of avoiding the follow-on in the third Test against Australia at Old Trafford on Saturday. (Scorecard)
At the close of the third day, England were 294 for seven -- still 233 runs behind -- after Pietersen had made 113. (Highlights)
Matt Prior was six not out and Stuart Broad nine not out, with England now needing just 34 more runs to make Australia bat again in a match the tourists, 2-0 down with three to play, had to win to stand any chance of regaining the Ashes.