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Kevin Pietersen was fined for speeding in Geelong west of Melbourne

Kevin Pietersen was fined for speeding in Geelong west of Melbourne

Kevin Pietersen was fined for speeding in Geelong west of Melbourne

Ashes star Kevin Pietersen has been fined for speeding after taking a loaned Lamborghini for a drive on a day off from England training.

Pietersen, man of the match for his career-best 227 in his team's second-Test win at Adelaide, is set to be rested for Friday's tour fixture against Victoria in Melbourne.

So he did not train with his team-mates and instead took a drive along the Great Ocean Road.

The 30-year-old was fined 239 Australian dollars (£150) for driving at more than 120kmh (75mph) in a 100kmh (62mph) zone.

An England and Wales Cricket Board spokesman said: "He (Pietersen) did pick up a speeding fine."

Pietersen's former Hampshire team-mate Shane Warne, a publicity ambassador for Lamborghini, arranged for the England batsman to drive one of the Italian supercars for a day.

On Thursday, Pietersen told followers on Twitter that he was looking forward to the experience.

Before he was stopped, he tweeted enthusiastically: "Stunning beaches on The Great Ocean Rd. Gorgeous drive."

No disciplinary action will be taken against Pietersen by England.

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