LONDON:- Kevin Pietersen boosted his hopes of an England recall by scoring 170 for Surrey against Oxford MCCU on Sunday in his first red-ball match since the final Ashes Test in January, 2014. He struck two sixes and 24 fours in his 149-ball knock as he bids to earn a recall to the national side. "I've been given a lifeline," Pietersen said. "I really like the way the new bosses are talking. English cricket needs to change. I've not been happy over the last 14 months because England keep losing.”–Reuters