Pietersen and Cook make English cricket history

England's Kevin Pietersen celebrates reaching his century with Alastair Cook in Adelaide in 2010. Credit: Gareth Copley/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Kevin Pietersen wrote a new chapter in English cricket history alongside Alastair Cook today as England seized the initiative on day three of the second Test against India.

Pietersen (186) and Cook (122) both scored centuries to move level on 22 hundreds with three all-time greats in Wally Hammond, Geoff Boycott and Colin Cowdrey as England's most prolific Test centurions.