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World T20: England bowled out for 88; lose to minnows Netherlands

Last updated on: March 31, 2014 19:05 IST

World T20: England bowled out for 88; lose to minnows Netherlands

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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.

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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.

Logan van Geek and 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.

 


Image: Netherlands players celebrate after winning the match against England.
Photographs: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

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'This was the game for me actually'

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Bukhari (3-12) did the damage with the new ball, taking the openers out while van Geek (3-9) accounted for the lower middle order as England capitulated to be all out with 14 balls to spare.

"The whole tournament I hadn't taken any wickets and this was the game for me actually," Bukhari said at the presentation ceremony. "The wicket did help me a bit.

"At the halfway stage, I thought it's going to be hard work out there but when we took four wickets in powerplay, we thought we had a good chance there."


Image: Mudassar Bukhari of the Netherlands celebrates dismissing England captain Stuart Broad
Photographs: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

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'We just lacked a bit of hunger with the bat by the looks of it'

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England's 88 was the lowest total ever posted by a full-member Test side against an associate nation in the shortest format of the game.

"It sums up our winter really. It was pretty similar to our batting displays when we lost the Ashes in Australia," a dejected England captain Stuart Broad said at the presentation ceremony.

"Lack of commitment in the shots and a very disorganised chase it was. The bowling and fielding was ok, we just lacked a bit of hunger with the bat by the looks of it.

"No one got going, no one took responsibility and Netherlands took the chance. It was a relatively simple chase but a shocking chase in the end."


Image: Timm van der Gugten of the Netherlands celebrates the wicket of Eoin Morgan
Photographs: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

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Barresi top-scored for the Dutch with 48

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Wesley Barresi top-scored for the Dutch with 48 and added 50 for the second wicket with opener Stephan Myburgh (39) to lay the foundation for their total.

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.

England and the Netherlands -- both already knocked out of the tournament before the match -- ended on identical two points with a win each from four matches.


Image: Wesley Barresi of the Netherlands
Photographs: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

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