Kevin Pietersen wicket delights Hampshire's Liam Dawson

Kevin Pietersen

Hampshire spinner Liam Dawson said he was confident he could dismiss Kevin Pietersen during Sunday's CB40 game against Surrey.

The young left-armer produced a fine turning delivery to bowl Pietersen for a golden duck - the second time he has performed the feat this season.

Dawson, 22, told BBC Radio Solent: "I was thinking I could get him out again.

"I heard the noise of the stumps go and it was mental celebrations. It was a nice moment."

Dawson also removed Pietersen for a first-ball duck during a T20 match between Hampshire and Surrey earlier this season.

"I've got a lot more confidence in my bowling this year," Dawson said. "I back myself against most batters now."

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Dawson joy at Pietersen dismissal

Pietersen, dropped by England after admitting sending provocative texts concerning his team-mates to the opposing South Africans, was jeered and barracked by the crowd at the Ageas Bowl.

He spent five years as a Hampshire player but made only one Championship appearance in that time before leaving in acrimonious circumstances in 2010.

Dawson said he had not gotten to know Pietersen during his time with Hampshire.

"I wouldn't say I know him at all," he said. "I spoke to him a couple of times, but I wouldn't say I was good mates with him.

"As for the crowd, people have got different opinions on what he's done and that's down to them. He came back to play for Surrey and try and prove a point but luckily we got him out for no runs."

Hampshire won Sunday's fixture by four wickets, with Michael Carberry and Neil McKenzie's third-wicket stand of 126 proving decisive.

Carberry said he hoped Pietersen could resolve his differences with England.

"He's someone I've played with in various different teams," he said. "We shared a laugh and a joke and I said to him 'Keep your chin up'.

"I hope things get put under the bridge and he can get back in with England because they're a stronger team with him - that Headingley innings was pretty special."

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