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Kevin Pietersen out of remainder of second Ashes Test

Pietersen out of remainder of second Ashes Test
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Kevin Pietersen will not take to the field for the remainder of the second Ashes Test and could miss out on the third one at the start of August.

England batsman Kevin Pietersen will miss the final two days of the second Ashes Test match because of injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed.

Pietersen underwent a scan following the third day at Lord's where it was confirmed that he has suffered a strain in his calf.

"Kevin Pietersen will not take to the field for the remainder of the second Investec Ashes Test with a scan today showing he has a left calf strain." the ECB said in a statement.

"Kevin will continue to be monitored and he will be assessed ahead of the third Test commencing Thursday, August 1."

Pietersen made two and five runs respectively from his two innings during the current Test match.

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