KP makes headlines again
No question what the talking point is at the end of the first day of the series - it's KP again!
No doubt there will be the same split in opinion we witnessed when he tried to hit Paul Harris for six at Edgbaston to reach his hundred, and hit a catch down long-on's throat. On that occasion former players were fiercely critical while a healthy number of cricket fans were happy to rejoice in his innings.
Well, it has happened again and although Pietersen tried to shrug it off by saying that it is the way he plays, the thunderous look on his face as he stormed off the field before the catch had even been taken said it all.
The fact is that he has now missed out on two Test centuries which, with just a little circumspection, he would have achieved and that must hurt.
The "that's the way I play" line didn't really hold water in this case either because until that over, he had been the model of circumspection and discipline. Even the great Viv Richards - as aggressive a batsman as there ever has been - was lost for words.
If that shot lacked tactical nous, Chris Gayle's performance in the field in the final session was utterly bizarre.
Having dominated much of the day with Benn, the left-arm spinner, bowling 33 overs on the trot, he then set no fewer than three men on the hook for Andrew Flintoff, and two short mid-wickets!
It really was impossible to work out what the West Indian captain was thinking, and rather than battling under pressure, Flintoff - who had also been the model of patience - and Prior were able to negotiate the final half an hour with ease.
The first instance of a player referral in a match involving England occurred during the afternoon when Gayle asked for an lbw decision against Paul Collingwood to be looked at by the third umpire.
The whole process took two-and-a-half minutes when, in fact, it should have taken a lot less.
The first replay down the pitch showed us that the ball had struck Collingwood outside the off-stump - although not by much - but for some reason Darryl Harper took a long time relaying the information to Rudi Koertzen in the middle. Hopefully more practice will speed everything up a bit.
It is difficult to gauge what a good score is on this pitch.
Very slow, the amount of early spin has taken everyone by surprise to the extent that both teams might regret not playing a second spinner.
Certainly a large first innings would give England a huge advantage, and they would consider 350 to be a good start.