Netherlands win a stunning Match with England by the margin of 4 wickets. This was the World T20 opener in England homeground Lords.
Earlier, Netherlands won the toss and decided to field first. It seemed a bad decision earlier of the play where England was scoring over 9 run each over. Its all thanks to their star batsman Ravi Bopara who scored a magnificient 46 runs and Luke Wright played a rocking knock of 71 runs for 49 balls. But they cannot convert it to the big score and managed a par level of 162 for 5.
Well that was defendable though. England as the experienced team over Netherland was confident to defend it. Netherlands doesnt tour or play cricket as much as England do. As said by the Cricket Commentators, T20 can be any team game. This was the exact thing happened today in the ICC world T20 Opener.
Tom de Grooth of Netherland played a brillant knock of 49 runs of 30 balls. And also got the contribution from all players defeating England by 4 wickets. He was rewarded the Man of the Match for his knock.
Now the worst part of match is England’s fielding. England players showed a very poor show in fielding, missing almost 7 runs out. And thanks to the overthrow made by the bowler Broad in the last ball of the over, Netherland ran 2 runs to make it in the Winner side. Each over they missed couple of run outs and granted runs. It seemed as though not one player can attempt to throw at stumps properly. Bopara missed a very simple basic run out. Broad have missed 5 times of his own bowling.
Here’s the decider now, if England want to stay alive in the tournament they have to beat Pakistan by very big margin on June 7.
Finally, as England supporter i have been led down as a fan. Com’on man show them who we are. Fight like Lions next match and win it for us.