Kevin Pietersen shines but Melbourne Stars lose in Big Bash

Kevin Pietersen
Kevin Pietersen was told his England career was over in February 2014

Kevin Pietersen hit 76 from 42 balls but could not steer Melbourne Stars to victory over Sydney Thunder in Australia's Big Bash Twenty20 league.

Stars were on course for a win with the ex-England batsman hitting five fours and six sixes as his side chased 178.

But Pietersen was dismissed by Clint McKay as Stars lost by one run.

Pietersen helped Dolphins to the final of the South Africa Ram Slam T20 event earlier this month but they ended up losing the game to Titans.

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