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Netherlands shock England with 45-run win

Published Mar 31, 2014 05:43pm


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Netherlands's Mudassar Bukhari, right, celebrates the wicket of England's Michael Lumb, left. -Photo by AP
Netherlands's Mudassar Bukhari, right, celebrates the wicket of England's Michael Lumb, left. -Photo by AP

England suffered an embarrassing 45-run defeat by the Netherlands at the World Twenty20 on Monday to end a dismal few months at a new low point.

England, already eliminated from the tournament after defeats by New Zealand and South Africa, were bowled out for 88 chasing a modest 134 for victory in their final Group One super 10 match in Chittagong.

Logan van Geek and Mudassar Bukhari took three wickets each for the Dutch, who also defeated England by four wickets in the opening match of the World Twenty20 at Lord's in 2009.

Captain Stuart Broad took three wickets for 24 runs as England's bowlers restricted the Netherlands to 133 for five wickets after opting to field first.

England won the toss Netherlands 133-5 in 20 overs (Wesley Barresi 48, Stephan Myburgh 39; Stuart Broad 3-24) v England 88 all out in 17.4 overs (Logan van Beek 3-9, Mudassar Bukhari 3-12)


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Comments (6) Closed

Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Mar 31, 2014 06:28pm

What a game? This is the real worth of a team which on the basis of its past colonial status along with India and Australia want to have "veto" power in the ICC operations. What a shame?

Salman Apr 01, 2014 02:29am

T2020 is nothing but a WWF event were everything is scripted. England was already elminated so loosing to a mediocre side like the netherlands only made a lot of of players and few bookies rich and ironically gave something for the news papers to talk about.

CalMan Apr 01, 2014 05:44am

@Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad: What a remarkable piece of convoluted reasoning to take a dig at India. Any which way we can, take a potshot at India we must! It's like a boy scout's good deed for the day.. Bravo!

Shahryar Shirazi Apr 01, 2014 10:43am

@Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad: I think your ( and peoples) understanding of the big three is incorrect. This status is based on commercial might, not the teams' performance. Had things been going good in Pakistan, we would have been the obvious choice of being in big 3 or big 4. With 200 Million cricket crazy people, this is the biggest market out side of India. Hope we are on the path to prosperity soon. Shahryar

Indian Cricket Apr 01, 2014 11:50am

@Salman: Why can't you just accept that Netherlands played the game well and won?

waqar Apr 01, 2014 04:19pm

@Shahryar Shirazi: Nice reply.