Kevin Pietersen's long-awaited return to domestic cricket ended prematurely as England's record run-scorer was substituted in the field during Surrey's match with MCC Universities Oxford.
Steve Leach, the students' left-handed opening batsman, edged a Gareth Batty off break delivery towards Pietersen at short fine leg.
The 34-year-old, who made 170 on Sunday but did not bat in Surrey's second innings, tumbled as he attempted to take the catch, but the ball evaded him.
Pietersen shook his hand gingerly and laughed as he left the field before the tea interval and he did not return for the final session of the pre-season friendly, but was said to be "fine" by Surrey.
Kevin Pietersen has been told to make the England selectors' lives difficult after his barnstorming start to the summer.
England's exiled record run-scorer made 170 off 149 balls for Surrey against MCC Universities Oxford at The Parks on Sunday, the first day of the three-day pre-season warm-up game.
Anyone who scores runs will ask questions of the selectors.
Kevin shouldn't look any further than the next innings, whether it's here or down at Cardiff (in the County Championship opener with Glamorgan).
If he strings hundreds together - and the reason we signed him is because we want him to score hundreds, double hundreds, help us win games and be successful - it will be interesting to see where it may lead to.
No-one has got any idea whether Kevin Pietersen will play for England again.
The only people that know that are those who are currently picking the England side.
At the moment he's not being considered because he hasn't played red ball cricket for the last 14 months.
Kevin Pietersen was caught out for 170 after an impressive performance on his return to domestic cricket for Surrey against Oxford MCCU on Sunday.
The 34-year-old made the runs off 149 balls, including 24 fours and two sixes.
Abidine Sakande eventually took the wicket, with Jack McIver snaring the catch at midwicket as Pietersen, who had twice been dropped, was out before tea on the opening day of the three-day game at The Parks.
Kevin Pietersen hit a century as he began his bid to return to the England side by playing for Surrey against MCC Universities Oxford on Sunday.
Kevin Pietersen brought up his 50 in the second over after lunch with a flick off his hips in his return for Surrey against MCC Universities Oxford.
Kevin Pietersen made an unbeaten 47 before lunch on his long-awaited return to domestic cricket as Surrey stumbled to 122-5 against MCC Universities Oxford.
Kevin Pietersen was back in action for Surrey on Sunday in a friendly against Oxford University as he tries to get back into the England side.
Kevin Pietersen began what he hopes will be a journey back into the England set-up as he joined his Surrey team-mates for his first net session of the season on Monday.
The 34-year-old has harboured ambitions to return to Test cricket since he was dropped over a year ago amid claims his presence in the dressing room was causing unrest.