This continues to be slow paced. But Trott is looking particularly good, as he usually does, off his hips
Damien Fleming is unimpressed with the pitch
Trott and Cook batting their way back into form here
Here we go. A wide half volley and Cook drives gloriously through the covers.
I think these two might be set in for a while
Our first sight of Nathan Lyon with the ball.
See if he has recovered from his KP battering
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Trott goes after Lyon - a paddle round the corner for 4
Afternoon session is much more flowing now.
Consecutive fours from Trott.
Out of nowhere Trott nicks one to Khawja. He was looking in great touch too
Pietersen sends his first ball into the air but hasn't got hold of it - it lands safely in no man's land
Warne says that was wreckless from KP. It was a bit - dancing down the track first ball!
Pietersen is, again, going after Lyon - trying to knock him out of the attack
Meanwhile for followers of the domestic game, Gareth Batty has been suspended for finals day because of his argy bargy with Peter Trego
Well KP has got rid of Lyon from the attack.
Lovely stuff now from Cook - a textbook drive takes him to 40*
Harris to KP is an interesting battle. He's got him a couple of times this series.
Shane "scared of ghosts" Watson is bowling really very well, there is just no pace at all which absolutely suits Watson's bowling
Very nearly a run out - a direct hit and he'd have been absolute toast. As it was the throw was wayward
Harris bowls a pearler to get KP driving but it's a thick outside edge that could easily have gone to gully
Fantastic shot by KP - a flick of the wrists and it goes through midwicket for 4. All in the wrists
And with that 4, Pietersen has passed Atherton's Test run total
Marvellous stuff. An all run four. We love them