Truncated or stop-start, call them what you will, but Kevin Pietersen's statistics are pretty impressive at the end of a reasonably prolific career.
While it's not always accurate to tell a story just with numbers, the figures connected to the series Down Under are compelling, and do not make for fun reading for England watchers, unless you're a Ben Stokes fan.
The pressure is immense, the player is usually not in good form, or a bit over the hill, and the opposition is beyond fired up and eager to remove said batsman. Here are the a few of the legendary batsmen's final scores.
The partnership between South Africa Test skipper Graeme Smith and ODI counterpart AB de Villiers lasted for an entire match day, all told, and comprised the vast bulk of the 517 the Proteas scored in Dubai.
Usman Khawaja is the latest person to go in at first drop, but he made just 25 runs in Manchester and 21 at Chester-le-Street, so the battle for a Punter replacement continues, with an eye to the return leg of the Ashes in November.
@3rd man 'No he never will play for Ireland and that is indeed good news for me. Did enough damage for his own country,still to claim a world cup that will never be on his CV no matter what else he achieves....Have Your Say