England's Kevin Pietersen makes 30 in Surrey return

Kevin Pietersen is caught at slip
Pietersen is caught at slip off Zafar Ansari at Fenner's

England batsman Kevin Pietersen has returned to action in Surrey's game against Cambridge MCCU.

The 30-year-old, who flew home early from the World Cup in March because of a hernia, is captaining a youthful Surrey side at Fenner's.

He made 30 from 72 balls before being caught at slip by Craig Park off the left-arm spin of Zafar Ansari.

Pietersen is looking to prove his fitness for England's first Test with Sri Lanka, which begins on 26 May.

The former Nottinghamshire and Hampshire man had not played since England beat South Africa by six runs in Chennai on 6 March, and his last first-class match was the victory over Australia in the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney in January.

Pietersen began netting at The Oval last week, in a bid to line-up for England when the international summer begins in Cardiff.

He told BBC London 94.9: "I'm not fully fit yet, I've got to get myself back into the swing of things.

"I want to get some time in the middle and some fielding overs in my legs. You can't just go out and play in a Test match.

"It will just be nice to put some whites back on and to think about cricket. If I get some (runs), I get some. If I don't, I don't.

"It's getting that mental process right and getting some overs in my legs in the field so I don't wake up the next morning lethargic and sore. I want to get all that out the way so that I'm ready for the first Test match."

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