Pietersen backs team-mates

Bowlers Graeme Swann and Stuart Broad have apologised for incidents during the 181-run win in the series opener in Chittagong.

Off-spinner Swann swore at Junaid Siddique after dismissing the batsman for 106 in the home side’s second innings, while seamer Broad failed to look at the umpire when appealing for a successful leg before wicket shout against Abdur Razzak.

However, Pietersen is adamant that England must continue to stand up for themselves, declaring that Test cricket is a ‘man’s game’.

“It’s a man’s game this, it’s not a game for girls –– especially when you’re playing Test match cricket,” he said.“It’s an absolute load of nonsense the way the boys have been made out to be because I think they’ve been brilliant.”

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