Netherlands shock England

England's Stephen Parry dives to catch the ball while fielding during the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup match against Netherlands in Chittagong, Bangladesh on Monday.   | Photo Credit: A.M. Ahad

The Netherlands stunned England by 45 runs Monday at the World Twenty20.

The Dutch bowlers came up with an excellent performance to leave England at 88 in 17.4 overs after they scored 133-5.

Logan Van Beek and Mudassar Bukhari led the bowling attack by claiming three wickets apiece as the Netherlands cornered England right from the start. Peter Borren and Timm Van der Gugten grabbed one wicket each.

Bukhari tilted the match toward the Dutch by dealing a double strike at the outset of the game, claiming Michael Lumb (6) and inform Alex Hales (12). Van der Gugten then dismissed Eoin Morgan (6) as England crumbled.

Ravi Bopara made 18 while Chris Jordan scored 14, and made some resistance but that was not enough.

Van Beek conceded only nine runs for his three hauls while Bukhari had figures of 3—12.

England captain Stuart Broad claimed 3—24 to restrict the Netherlands.

England bowlers maintained a tight line and length to make the task difficult for the Dutch after Broad sent them in batting.

Wesley Barresi was the highest scorer for the Netherlands with 48 off 45, including two fours and as many sixes. Stephan Myburgh made 39, while Michael Swart scored 13.

Broad made an early inroad by taking out Swart but Myburgh and Barresi added 50 runs.

Ravi Bopara struck in his first over by dismissing Myburgh, who hit six fours and one six off 31 balls. His dismissal slowed down the scoring rate as England established its firm control.

Broad then took Borren and Tom Cooper to unsettle Netherlands further.

Chris Jordan and Bopara finished with one wicket apiece.

The Netherlands finished as fifth team in five—team league on net run rate as England finished as fourth. Both teams won only one game with England defeating Sri Lanka by six wickets.

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