Pietersen maintains hold on MVP

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Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen continues to lead the way in the race for the England overall MVP

Kevin Pietersen retained top spot in the England overall MVP after scoring 113 runs in the fourth Test against West Indies in Barbados.

He made 41 and 72 not out in a game which saw bat dominate over ball, taking his series tally to 294 runs at an average of almost 59.

Stuart Broad sits six points behind Pietersen in second place on the strength of his performance with the ball earlier in the series, although the Nottinghamshire all-rounder will be hoping the Trinidad pitch offers more assistance than the Kensington Oval when the final Test begins on Friday.

Andrew Strauss moved to within five points of James Anderson at the top of the Test MVP following his century in Bridgetown

Strauss scored a majestic 142 to add to his 169 in St John’s, but the paceman stays top after taking three wickets in Barbados.

The captaincy certainly agrees with Strauss. The left-hander averages 59 when he skippers the side, 18 more than as a regular member of the team.

The overall MVP will only be decided after the one-day series, where Pietersen and Broad will face competition from Strauss, Anderson and Andrew Flintoff.

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