Monday, March 1, 2010

Netherlands 163 for 6 beat England 162 for 5

Cricket's affluent history of blood-tingling upsets was accustomed addition affiliate as Netherlands sensationally exhausted England by four wickets in the aperture bout of the ICC World Twenty20 at Lord's. Needing seven off the aftermost over Ryan ten Doeschate and Edgar Schiferli ran for their lives and with two bare off the aftermost commitment Stuart Broad absent a run-out from his chase through and the consistent abolish set off agrarian scenes of celebration.

Tom de Grooth played the innings of his activity to hit 49 off 30 assurance and Netherlands paced their following of 163 so expertly that they were consistently advanced of the Duckworth-Lewis aback abiding rain began to abatement to add to the drama. But the bold adapted to be played to a accomplishment and crucially Netherlands had the acquaintance of ten Doeschate, who plays professionally for Essex, up their sleeve as he didn't appear in until No. 6.

Each time England nipped out a wicket the abutting Netherlands batsman captivated their assumption until the final-over blueprint with seven needed. England absent three affairs off the aboriginal three assurance as the fielding burst beneath burden in the closing stages, with two run out opportunities and a alone bolt as ten Doeschate absurd a adventitious aback to Broad.

When Schiferli, who had afflicted his accept diving to accomplish his arena beforehand in the over, clubbed the brawl to the on ancillary Broad calm in his follow-through. A absolute hit would accept accustomed England the win, but alike acceptance the distinct would accept beatific the bold to a Super Over - about Broad went for the win and he missed. Almost afore the additional run was complete the Dutch were sprinting from the dug-out.

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