Kevin Pietersen primed for Lord's Test

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Kevin Pietersen has provided a glimpse behind the scenes ahead of England's eagerly-awaited second Ashes Test at Lord's on Thursday, with the hosts holding a 1-0 lead over Australia going into the encounter.

England won in dramatic circumstances on the final day of the first Test, with James Anderson dismissing Brad Haddin with Australia requiring only 15 runs to claim an historic victory.

It was a triumph greeted with euphoric celebrations by both players at supporters alike at Trent Bridge, and provides England with a significant psychological advantage prior to the second meeting.

Anderson and Ian Bell were the England heroes in Nottingham, and the stage is now set for the likes of Alastair Cook and Pietersen to lead their team to another epic win over their greatest of rivals.

Pietersen, back and firing again for England after three months on the sidelines, certainly appears prepared for the next meeting with Australia, and posted a video on Instagram of him making his return to Lord's.

The 32-year-old missed the opening Test of the summer at the home of cricket due to his knee troubles, but has often found himself inspired to some of his greatest performances at the most famous of cricket grounds.

Pietersen hit two 50s on Test debut against Australia at Lord's in the 2005 series, while his unbeaten 202 against India two years ago is one of his iconic innings for England.

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