Cape Town - The Netherlands humiliated 2010 champions England by 45 runs at the
World Twenty20 in Chittagong on Monday, rounding off a wretched winter
for the English side that included a 5-0 Ashes series loss in Australia.
SCORECARD: Netherlands v England
Mudassar Bukhari took three wickets for 12 runs while Logan van Beek
finished with three for nine to bowl England out for a paltry 88 in 17.4
overs, after they were set a modest target of 134 to chase in their
last group one Super-10 match at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium.
England captain Stuart Broad said there were "no excuses" for the defeat.
"It sums up our winter. It was similar to the sort of batting we put in after losing the Ashes," he said.
very disorganised chase. The bowling and fielding was okay but we
lacked application with the bat, no-one took responsibility. No
England, who chased 190 to beat Sri Lanka in their only
win in the tournament, never looked comfortable, despite the
inexperienced Dutch bowling.
Ravi Bopara (18), Chris Jordan (14)
and Alex Hales (12) were the only batsmen who reached double figures in
an otherwise disappointing batting display.
Bukhari jolted England
with two early wickets -- Michael Lumb (six) and Hales by the fifth
over -- before dismissing Broad (four) to help his team repeat their
upset win over England in the opening round of the 2009 World Twenty20,
held in England.
Van Beek then came into his own, dismissing Jos Buttler (six), Bopara and Jordan in his short two-over spell.
Dutch captain Peter Borren was delighted at the winning finish.
a nice way to end the tournament," said Borren. "We've shown the
cricket world we can play. We're here representing all the Associates
and with our performances shown the strength of Associate cricket.
see us play some smart cricket, I'm really proud. We've played a bit of
40-over cricket against these guys before and that gave us some
Earlier, Wesley Barresi top-scored with a 45-ball 48
studded with two boundaries and two sixes to take the Netherlands to
133-5 in 20 overs after they were put into bat.
Barresi added 50 for the second wicket with Stephan Myburgh, who made a brisk 31-ball 39 with six boundaries and a six.
Ravi Bopara, who conceded just 15 in his four overs, dismissed Myburgh
in the 12th over, while Broad had Michael Swart (13), Tom Cooper (eight)
and Borren (seven) to give England hopes of finishing the tournament
with a win.
Both sides lacked motivation as England, who lost two
of their first three games, and the Netherlands, defeated in all three,
were already out of the semi-finals.
South Africa had qualified
for the last four stage, while Sri Lanka and New Zealand will vie for
the other semi-final spot from group one in Chittagong later Monday.
Title-holders the West Indies and Pakistan meet in Dhaka on Tuesday to decide who joins India in the semis from group two.