Published On: Mon, Mar 31st, 2014


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Netherland won by 45 runs.

Toss – England, who chose to field

Player of the match – Mudassar Bukhari (Netherlands)

Umpires – SJ Davis (Australia) and BNJ Oxenford (Australia)

TV umpire – Aleem Dar (Pakistan)

Match referee – DC Boon (Australia)

Reserve umpire – RJ Tucker (Australia)

In the first match of the Twenty20 World Cup in the Netherlands and England teams today face to face were. In a match England won the toss and decided to field Opting to bat first team from the Netherlands scored 133 for the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs, in reply, the English team appeared completely helpless and completely at a mere 88 runs English team history stack Netherlands won by 45 runs the team. Although both teams had already crashed out of the semifinal race.

Logan van Beek (3/9) and Mudassar Bukhari (3/12) were the main tormentors of England batsmen while Timm van der Gugten and captain Peter Borren chipped in with a wicket apiece.

This was England`s second defeat at the hands of minnows Netherlands in World Twenty20. The Netherlands had beaten England in the 2009 edition at Lord`s.

With today`s result, England and the Netherlands — both already knocked out of the tournament before the Group 1 match — ended on identical two points with a win each from four matches.

Chasing 134 for a victory, England kept losing wickets at regular intervals with only three batsmen — Ravi Bopara (18), Chris Jordan (14) and opener Alex Hales (12) — reaching the double-digit mark.

None of the England batsmen could show stomach for fight as the Netherlands excelled in all departments of the game.

The English seemed clueless against the Netherlands bowlers and their highest partnership in the run chase was the 22 between Bopara and Jordan for the seventh wicket.

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