ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 5th match, Group B

England v Netherlands

England won by 6 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)

2.15pm We're almost good to go, just the tiresome warbling of national anthems to slug through. While you wait why not check out our follow-your-team-on-Facebook page. Miller, fresh from battering out a toss bulletin is mad for it this morning and wants a tilt at comms. So I shall handover to him... Hello everyone, this is vast

2.00pm Netherlands have won the toss and will bat. Good start for the Orange-clad lads. Team news for England is that Ravi Bopara and Graeme Swann return which means no place for Michael Yardy.

You may or may not know that we have added an Over-by-Over discussion thingy to our coverage, so when you get bored with me you can slip away. Won't be as good though. With Swann returning England are finally rid of most of the injuries that blighted their ODI series against Australia. There is one man missing and he's probably the most important limited-overs player in the country.

1.45pm The last time England made a decent fist of a World Cup campaign was 19 years ago. 19 years. Since then England fans have been treated to a festival of farces, none more so than the 1996 subcontinental shower. This time, Andrew Strauss promises, is different. They face a Netherlands side who promise to be scrapping and competitive, and after Kenya and Canada were hammered on Sunday, the Associates are in dire need of a good showing.

I'm Sahil Dutta and I'll be joined by Andrew McGlashan to bring you the ball-by-ball details. Andrew Miller, who enjoys a Tweet, is on bulletin duty today and by way of preparation has this preview which is worth a look.

0.1

Anderson to Kervezee, 1 run, swinging into the pads, tapped calmly out to midwicket, and the Dutch are up and running

0.2

Anderson to Barresi, no run, good delivery holds its line on off stump, squirted out to point with a hint of outside-edge

0.3

Anderson to Barresi, FOUR, poor delivery on the pads, flicked firmly through backward square, Bresnan makes good ground on the slide, but parries the ball into the rope

0.4

Anderson to Barresi, no run, on the line of off, firmly blocked

0.5

Anderson to Barresi, no run, outside off, not a lot of carry, not much swing either. But left alone

0.6

Anderson to Barresi, 2 runs, attempted yorker, well dug out and squeezed through the gap in the covers. A very composed start for the Dutch

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Now then, here's Stuart Broad, back in proper internationals for the first time since Adelaide in December

End of over 1 (7 runs) Netherlands 7/0 (RR: 7.00)
W Barresi    6* (5b 1x4)      JM Anderson    1-0-7-0
AN Kervezee    1* (1b)     

1.1

Broad to Kervezee, no run, good line and length, notable pace as well. Left alone

1.2

Broad to Kervezee, no run, full and straight, defended

1.3

Broad to Kervezee, no run, pushed back onto the stumps, good attacking line so far

1.4

Broad to Kervezee, no run, up onto the toes, punched out to the covers.

A pretty sparse crowd so far. It's not the biggest drawcard in this tournament. But a lively enough atmosphere

1.5

Broad to Kervezee, FOUR, straying onto the pads, and minnow or not, the Dutch don't miss out there

1.6

Broad to Kervezee, 1 run, pushed into the covers to complete the second over of the match. Good progress so far

Batting is arguably the Netherlands' strongest suit, and Kervezee, who qualifies as an Englishman is one of their trumps. He made 1000 runs for Worcestershire in the Champo last season

End of over 2 (5 runs) Netherlands 12/0 (RR: 6.00)
AN Kervezee    6* (7b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    1-0-5-0
W Barresi    6* (5b 1x4)      JM Anderson    1-0-7-0

2.1

Anderson to Kervezee, no run, full and straight, defended back down the pitch

2.2

Anderson to Kervezee, no run, no swing for Jimmy, which suggests there won't be swing for anyone, because he tends to locate it like a wasp to a picnic. Flicked out to midwicket

2.3

Anderson to Kervezee, no run, straight again, tighter lines for England now. Strauss and Anderson have a quick chat as a result. No slips at present

2.4

Anderson to Kervezee, FOUR, battered! Not quite timed, but the placement was perfect, up and over the infield and into the gap at long-on. Bottom hand is the best hand

2.5

Anderson to Kervezee, no run, Anderson drops his length back, Kervezee responds accordingly

2.6

Anderson to Kervezee, 1 run, poked into the covers, another single to complete another comfortable over

Bumble Lloyd, who I am led to believe has been drawn into an unwise bet with a notorious Daily Mail loan shark, will be fretting over his 100 rupee bill. The Dutch well on course for a 150-plus total ...

End of over 3 (5 runs) Netherlands 17/0 (RR: 5.66)
AN Kervezee    11* (13b 2x4)      JM Anderson    2-0-12-0
W Barresi    6* (5b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    1-0-5-0

3.1

Broad to Kervezee, no run, pushed back into the stumps, defended

3.2

Broad to Kervezee, no run, banged in short, good delivery in the circumstances, Prior leaps to gather

3.3

Broad to Kervezee, no run, another short ball, and that's good aggression. Ducked again, but only passes at chest height, so no concern about the length

3.4

Broad to Kervezee, no run, a fraction of width outside off, pushed down to third man

3.5

Broad to Kervezee, no run, a bit of width and a wild flash from deep outside leg. No contact

3.6

Broad to Kervezee, no run, another bouncer, and a maiden from Broad to exercise some control for England. Good over

End of over 4 (maiden) Netherlands 17/0 (RR: 4.25)
AN Kervezee    11* (19b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    2-1-5-0
W Barresi    6* (5b 1x4)      JM Anderson    2-0-12-0

4.1

Bresnan to Barresi, 1 run, tucked off the hip, another run

4.2

Bresnan to Kervezee, no run, half an appeal as the ball angles towards the leg side. Strikes the pad, but no great enthusiasm

4.3

Bresnan to Kervezee, 1 run, flicked down to fine leg again

4.4

Bresnan to Barresi, no run, worked into the leg side

4.5

Bresnan to Barresi, 1 run, Bresnan very much targeting the body so far, nudged down into the pitch and another single

4.6

Bresnan to Kervezee, 1 run, outside off this time, and coolly pushed for a single to mid-off, who fields with a dramatic slide

"Easy Kervezee," tweets the Sun correspondent, Ali Martin, who has promised a deluge of Orange City puns in his copy tomorrow. He'll have to go some to beat the headline Gnasher gave yesterday's preview...

End of over 5 (4 runs) Netherlands 21/0 (RR: 4.20)
AN Kervezee    13* (22b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    1-0-4-0
W Barresi    8* (8b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    2-1-5-0

5.1

Broad to Kervezee, 1 run, slashed down to third man, a touch of width

5.2

Broad to Barresi, FOUR, dropped! Down the track, a wild squirted edge, goes high and hard past Prior's outstretched left glove. He didn't actually get a hand to it, but should have done

5.3

Broad to Barresi, FOUR, subtle placement! Down the track, an open face, and lifts the ball expertly into the gap at wide third man. No-one there, and that's a brace of boundaries!

5.4

Broad to Barresi, no run, pushed onto the back foot, defended out to cover

There's not a lot of pace in this track, unsurprisingly. But England have only the one spinner, which might be problematic ...

5.5

Broad to Barresi, no run, short, and through to the keeper, who gathers this time

5.6

Broad to Barresi, FOUR, makes room outside leg, and that is sweetly boshed through the covers! Cracking shot, and the Netherlands are giving England plenty to ponder so far ...

A maiden off his second over, 13 off his third ... Broad is not chuffed

End of over 6 (13 runs) Netherlands 34/0 (RR: 5.66)
W Barresi    20* (13b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    3-1-18-0
AN Kervezee    14* (23b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    1-0-4-0

6.1

Bresnan to Kervezee, 2 runs, smacked up and over midwicket, plugs in the gap beyond two fielders. Perfectly safe

6.2

Bresnan to Kervezee, OUT, short, swished, top-edged, caught. Esay peasy and that's the end of Kervezee. A sparky innings, but picked the wrong stroke for a ball that didn't get up all that much.

AN Kervezee c †Prior b Bresnan 16 (25m 25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 64.00

Right, England will feel better after that. Bresnan's series tally is up and away. I want Broad to cash in though ... he's in my Fantasy team. Have you picked yours?

6.3

Bresnan to Cooper, FOUR, that's not the perfect ball to the new batsman... unless you are the new batsman of course! A freebie on leg stump, and four easy runs

6.4

Bresnan to Cooper, no run, outside off, lifting through to the keeper

6.5

Bresnan to Cooper, 1 run, nurdled down to third man, another single

6.6

Bresnan to Barresi, no run, short and sharp, that strikes the shoulder as Barresi recoils. Aggression to finish the over, and the batsman is fine. On we go

End of over 7 (7 runs) Netherlands 41/1 (RR: 5.85)
W Barresi    20* (14b 4x4)      TT Bresnan    2-0-11-1
TLW Cooper    5* (3b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    3-1-18-0

7.1

Broad to Cooper, no run, slower short ball, die straight, and defended with a hop

7.2

Broad to Cooper, no run, defended with a hint of inside-edge, the ball bobbles down into the crease

7.3

Broad to Cooper, no run, big stride forward, that ball threatened to bend back in. Defended out to cover

7.4

Broad to Cooper, no run, big stride again, pushed out to cover again

7.5

Broad to Cooper, 1 run, excellent bouncer, attacking the helmet. Not much the batsman can do, except not get hit or out. Which he achieved

7.6

Broad to Barresi, FOUR, that is as poor a delivery as the last one was excellent. Short and wide, and slashed fine through third man. Barresi is flying!

End of over 8 (5 runs) Netherlands 46/1 (RR: 5.75)
W Barresi    24* (15b 5x4)      SCJ Broad    4-1-23-0
TLW Cooper    6* (8b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    2-0-11-1

8.1

Bresnan to Cooper, 1 run, climbing onto the toes, fenced down to third man

8.2

Bresnan to Barresi, no run, turned to square leg

8.3

Bresnan to Barresi, no run, good lifter, climbing into Prior's gloves, and just beating the edge

8.4

Bresnan to Barresi, no run, down the track, has a wild waft, and misses

8.5

Bresnan to Barresi, no run, back of a length once again, good areas Bressie

8.6

Bresnan to Barresi, no run, punched out to point off the back foot, tidy work from Bresnan in that over. England exerting a measure of control now

End of over 9 (1 run) Netherlands 47/1 (RR: 5.22)
W Barresi    24* (20b 5x4)      TT Bresnan    3-0-12-1
TLW Cooper    7* (9b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    4-1-23-0

9.1

Broad to Cooper, no run, wide on the crease, attacking the base of off. Defended stoutly

9.2

Broad to Cooper, no run, good wheels from Broad, outside off, holding its line, and passes the edge

9.3

Broad to Cooper, no run, attacking the top of off this time, defended

9.4

Broad to Cooper, no run, short, and an attempted swish. No contact

9.5

Broad to Cooper, no run, another solid dot ball, probing length from Broad

9.6

Broad to Cooper, no run, solid work from Broad, on off stump, and that's a maiden

Ten overs gone. If this was a Twenty20, England would be a quarter of the way to defeat. As it is, they will hope they are a tenth of the way to victory. And here to take you through the next stint is a totally mad-for-it Gnasher McGlashan

End of over 10 (maiden) Netherlands 47/1 (RR: 4.70)
TLW Cooper    7* (15b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    5-2-23-0
W Barresi    24* (20b 5x4)      TT Bresnan    3-0-12-1

Thanks Andrew. I really am mad for it. Bowling Powerplay taken.

10.1

Bresnan to Barresi, FOUR, edged! But no slips. Full outside off, draws the batsman onto the front foot and his drive finds a thick edge which flies through about second slip

10.2

Bresnan to Barresi, no run, on off stump, behind the line and defended to the off side

10.3

Bresnan to Barresi, no run, bouncer, a regular method of attack today, and it's comfortably avoided

10.4

Bresnan to Barresi, 1 run, tucked off the hip into the leg side

10.5

Bresnan to Cooper, FOUR, another short ball, drifting down the leg side and pulled away to fine leg. Using the pace on the ball, but the line was poor

10.6

Bresnan to Cooper, 1 run, worked down to third man so he'll keep the strike

End of over 11 (10 runs) Netherlands 57/1 (RR: 5.18)
TLW Cooper    12* (17b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    4-0-22-1
W Barresi    29* (24b 6x4)      SCJ Broad    5-2-23-0

With the seamers proving a touch expensive it's time for spin. Here's Graeme Swann

11.1

Swann to Cooper, no run, tossed up, ends up being a low full toss and pushed back to the bowler

11.2

Swann to Cooper, no run, outside off stump and worked back down to the bowler

11.3

Swann to Cooper, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, neatly worked away through midwicket with a turn of the wrists

11.4

Swann to Barresi, OUT, Has Swann struck in his first over? Drifts past the edge and Prior whips off the bails. Big appeal and it's gone to the third umpire. This is very close. On the line is out. And he's gone, but in slightly chaotic circumstances as the big screen appears to be broken so the decision is relayed to the on-field umpire

W Barresi st †Prior b Swann 29 (49m 25b 6x4 0x6) SR: 116.00

Lovely bowling from Swann who's straight back into the swing of things after his month off

Ryan ten Doeschate is the new batsman, plays for Essex and Tasmania among a host of domestic sides

11.5

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, outside off stump, onto the front foot and defended down the pitch

11.6

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, attacking line from Swann outside off and the batsman comes into the front foot to defend

End of over 12 (1 run) Netherlands 58/2 (RR: 4.83)
RN ten Doeschate    0* (2b)      GP Swann    1-0-1-1
TLW Cooper    13* (20b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    4-0-22-1

England going into pace-off mode now with Paul Collingwood coming into the attack. Will be a mixture of seam up and cutters

12.1

Collingwood to Cooper, no run, cross-seam to start with, on off stump and nudged into the leg side

12.2

Collingwood to Cooper, 1 run, goes back into the crease and works this neatly out to deep square

Paul Collingwood needs to be played as a brisk offspinner

12.3

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, outside off and pushed square on the off side

12.4

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, turned into the leg side, already signs that Colly will be difficult to score off

12.5

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, outside off, ten Doeshcate opens the face but can't beat backward point

12.6

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, pushed square into the covers again and a good start from Collingwood as England claw back the run-rate

End of over 13 (1 run) Netherlands 59/2 (RR: 4.53)
RN ten Doeschate    0* (6b)      PD Collingwood    1-0-1-0
TLW Cooper    14* (22b 2x4)      GP Swann    1-0-1-1

13.1

Swann to Cooper, no run, on off stump and pushed back to the bowler

13.2

Swann to Cooper, no run, some aggression this time with a string drive but it goes straight to mid-off

13.3

Swann to Cooper, no run

13.4

Swann to Cooper, 1 run, another drive and this time there's a fumble at mid-off which allows the batsmen to switch ends...that will annoy Swann

13.5

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, tossed up and defended to the off side

13.6

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, almost gets a leading as he looks to turn this into the leg side

Another excellent over from Swann

End of over 14 (1 run) Netherlands 60/2 (RR: 4.28)
RN ten Doeschate    0* (8b)      GP Swann    2-0-2-1
TLW Cooper    15* (26b 2x4)      PD Collingwood    1-0-1-0

14.1

Collingwood to Cooper, no run, angled down to backward point

14.2

Collingwood to Cooper, 1 run, goes onto the back foot and works this through midwicket...Netherlands can't afford to become bogged down here

14.3

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, back outside off stump this time and pushed firmly into the covers

14.4

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, stands tall and punches down to mid-off

14.5

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, very nice from Collingwood, holds this back a fraction more and ten Doeschate is almost early on the shot as he plays forward

14.6

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, FOUR, very neat from ten Doeschate as he goes right across his crease then tucks a straight ball down to fine leg...nice use of the wrists, but a good job he didn't miss it

End of over 15 (5 runs) Netherlands 65/2 (RR: 4.33)
RN ten Doeschate    4* (12b 1x4)      PD Collingwood    2-0-6-0
TLW Cooper    16* (28b 2x4)      GP Swann    2-0-2-1

15.1

Swann to Cooper, 1 run, worked off middle stump backward of square on the leg side

15.2

Swann to ten Doeschate, 1 run, another well-placed single into the on side which is what Netherlands need to do

15.3

Swann to Cooper, no run, tossed up outside off and driven down to mid-off

15.4

Swann to Cooper, 1 run, touch shorter which allows him to work it off the back foot towards square leg

15.5

Swann to ten Doeschate, 1 run, good push-and-run in this over as another single is worked into the leg side between midwicket and square leg

15.6

Swann to Cooper, 1 run, wider outside off, driven firmly down the ground and that was a very sensible over from Netherlands

End of over 16 (5 runs) Netherlands 70/2 (RR: 4.37)
TLW Cooper    19* (32b 2x4)      GP Swann    3-0-7-1
RN ten Doeschate    6* (14b 1x4)      PD Collingwood    2-0-6-0

16.1

Collingwood to Cooper, 1 run, taken off about middle stump and worked out to deep square

16.2

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, FOUR, top shot...dragged down a little short from Collingwood and ten Doeschate is onto the back foot then drives sweetly off the back foot

16.3

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, 1 run, that's sensible batting to take a single after the boundary

16.4

Collingwood to Cooper, no run, fuller on off stump, pushed into the on side and Collingwood dives across to get a hand on it on his follow through

16.5

Collingwood to Cooper, 2 runs, tucked off the stumps out to deep square and that's sharp running

16.6

Collingwood to Cooper, 1 run, another sweet drive, well timed but Pietersen makes a diving save moving to his left at mid-off

End of over 17 (9 runs) Netherlands 79/2 (RR: 4.64)
TLW Cooper    23* (36b 2x4)      PD Collingwood    3-0-15-0
RN ten Doeschate    11* (16b 2x4)      GP Swann    3-0-7-1

17.1

Swann to Cooper, 1 run, plenty of air again from Swann and it's whipped down to long on

17.2

Swann to ten Doeschate, 1 run, onto the front foot and opens the face towards backward point...good understanding between these two batsmen

17.3

Swann to Cooper, no run, straighter ball outside off and punched back to the bowler

17.4

Swann to Cooper, 1 run, worked off the back foot into the gap at midwicket

17.5

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, fuller on the stumps and it dribbles into the off side

17.6

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, tries to use his feet but ends up yorking himself and can't get the ball away

And that's drinks in Nagpur. Netherlands have done well so far but the run-rate has been dragged back since the 10-over mark. Question is, will England rue not having another spinner?

"Tom Cooper : Average 68.00 Ryan ten Doeschate: Average 69.16," notes Andrew File. "This has got to be the highest averages in a partnership this world cup. And that from a minnow."

End of over 18 (3 runs) Netherlands 82/2 (RR: 4.55)
RN ten Doeschate    12* (19b 2x4)      GP Swann    4-0-10-1
TLW Cooper    25* (39b 2x4)      PD Collingwood    3-0-15-0

Change of bowling and it's back to James Anderson. Will he find some reverse swing yet?

18.1

Anderson to Cooper, 1 run, full on the stumps, hint of something there as it's bunted down to long-on

18.2

Anderson to ten Doeschate, no run, outside off and chopped away to backward point...didn't bounce too much

18.3

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 1 run, nicely flicked away off middle stump out to deep square-leg where Bopara is on duty

18.4

Anderson to Cooper, 1 run, on off stump, worked into the leg side...oh, what's happened there? Ian Bell has flung it into the ground towards Prior where it bounces in the footholes and loops over the keeper away for a single. Slightly needless.

18.5

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, worked away down to third man

18.6

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 1 run, finds another gap in the off side and Netherlands are playing very calmly at the moment

End of over 19 (6 runs) Netherlands 88/2 (RR: 4.63)
RN ten Doeschate    16* (23b 2x4)      JM Anderson    3-0-18-0
TLW Cooper    27* (41b 2x4)      GP Swann    4-0-10-1

19.1

Swann to ten Doeschate, 1 run, waits for this one and plays with the turn into the leg side

19.2

Swann to Cooper, no run, touch wider outside off and Cooper can't beat midwicket

19.3

Swann to Cooper, no run, and again...can't beat the midwicket man as he plays with the turn

19.4

Swann to Cooper, no run, slightly quicker outside off and pushed firmly back to Swann

19.5

Swann to Cooper, 1 run, finds a gap this time between square leg and midwicket

19.6

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, pushed through outside off, solid defence back to the bowler to end another tight over

With the match ticking over it's time for Sahil to describe the action.

End of over 20 (2 runs) Netherlands 90/2 (RR: 4.50)
RN ten Doeschate    17* (25b 2x4)      GP Swann    5-0-12-1
TLW Cooper    28* (45b 2x4)      JM Anderson    3-0-18-0

Thanks Gnasher. Any England fans worrying how lacklustre they look, check out the averages of this Netherlands pair, they are Bradmanesque

20.1

Anderson to Cooper, no run, Prior up to the stumps to one of the world's best quicks, blocked back to the bowler

20.2

Anderson to Cooper, 1 run, similar fullish length, hint of indrift and and it's punched down the ground

20.3

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 1 run, this time ten Doeschate uses the indrift to flick around the corner for a jogged single

20.4

Anderson to Cooper, no run, shorter length this time from Anderson and Cooper pops up on his toes to drop this to point

20.5

Anderson to Cooper, 1 run, we have entered the much-maligned middle overs as this is worked down the ground

20.6

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 1 run, attempted late-dab-cut-prod, too close to off stump for the shot really and it bobbles off the edge

End of over 21 (4 runs) Netherlands 94/2 (RR: 4.47)
RN ten Doeschate    19* (27b 2x4)      JM Anderson    4-0-22-0
TLW Cooper    30* (49b 2x4)      GP Swann    5-0-12-1

21.1

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, ten Doeschate skips down the wicket to Swann's flight but some drop means the batsman can only defend

21.2

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, huge, tempting, almost morally-corrupt flight but ten Doeschate is monastic in his discipline

21.3

Swann to ten Doeschate, 1 run, this time ten Doeschate gets it away, pushing down the ground

21.4

Swann to Cooper, no run, Swann operating a long way outside off stump, which usually gets commentators muttering about an 'Australian line', an attempted sweep goes nowhere

21.5

Swann to Cooper, no run, carefully defended this time, England look much better with Swann back in their ranks

21.6

Swann to Cooper, 1 run, Cooper pushes a single into space to pinch the strike

End of over 22 (2 runs) Netherlands 96/2 (RR: 4.36)
TLW Cooper    31* (52b 2x4)      GP Swann    6-0-14-1
RN ten Doeschate    20* (30b 2x4)      JM Anderson    4-0-22-0

22.1

Anderson to Cooper, 1 run, Anderson gets his line slightly wrong which allows a routine work-to-leg to pick up a single

22.2

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 1 run, wristily driven past the cover point

22.3

Anderson to Cooper, no run, "ooooh Jimmy boy!" coos Matt Prior. Fair enough really, it was a good indrifting yorker that Cooper did well to bunt down on

22.4

Anderson to Cooper, 1 run, this time the single is taken with a mistimed drive to cover, sharp running from this organised pair

22.5

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 1 run, 100 up for the Netherlands. Good work too, they have been fluent against all but Swann. They get there courtesy of a mistimed cut

22.6

Anderson to Cooper, 1 run, uppish, but chip shots are supposed to be. Cooper flicking to a deep mid-on to steal the strike again

End of over 23 (5 runs) Netherlands 101/2 (RR: 4.39)
TLW Cooper    34* (56b 2x4)      JM Anderson    5-0-27-0
RN ten Doeschate    22* (32b 2x4)      GP Swann    6-0-14-1

Who needs Michael Yardy as the second spinner. Here's KP!

23.1

Pietersen to Cooper, no run, starts well, touch of flight, touch of spin, carefully defended

23.2

Pietersen to Cooper, FOUR, ah the curse of the part-time spinner - the dragged down short ball. Cooper does the business and cuts it away past point to the boundary

23.3

Pietersen to Cooper, 1 run, this time it's pushed away into a gap for one

23.4

Pietersen to ten Doeschate, 1 run, ten Doeschate down on one knee and giving this sweep some humpty down to fine leg

23.5

Pietersen to Cooper, 2 runs, good stand this 51 from 73 as Cooper collects a couple driving out to deep cover

23.6

Pietersen to Cooper, no run, productive over ends with careful defence. Netherlands doing the Associates proud here

End of over 24 (8 runs) Netherlands 109/2 (RR: 4.54)
TLW Cooper    41* (61b 3x4)      KP Pietersen    1-0-8-0
RN ten Doeschate    23* (33b 2x4)      JM Anderson    5-0-27-0

Paul Collingwood returns to the attack. He's sporting a bright ginger beard.

24.1

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, FOUR, starts with a real offspinner that ten Doeschate sweeps airily but powerfully to the deep midwicket boundary, one-bounce for four. Looked like he made his mind up to play that shot very early

24.2

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, good response from the bowler, on a length and line and blocked

24.3

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, FOUR, The Dutchmen are flying now. Sorry. Quality shot though, ten Doeschate opening the face at the last possible moment to glide it to the third-man boundary. This is doing my fantasy team no end of good

24.4

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, 1 run, ah similarly delicate work to leg, only for one but it looked good

24.5

Collingwood to Cooper, no run, finally a dot-ball respite for Collingwood as Cooper blocks

24.6

Collingwood to Cooper, 1 run, Cooper walks across his stumps, like a reverse Simon Katich, and flicks this to fine leg

End of over 25 (10 runs) Netherlands 119/2 (RR: 4.76)
TLW Cooper    42* (63b 3x4)      PD Collingwood    4-0-25-0
RN ten Doeschate    32* (37b 4x4)      KP Pietersen    1-0-8-0

25.1

Pietersen to Cooper, 1 run, Pietersen continues to doll up some flight and it's driven firmly through a diving short cover

25.2

Pietersen to ten Doeschate, no run, carefully dropped into the leg side

25.3

Pietersen to ten Doeschate, no run, ten Doeschate advances down the track menacingly... but only to defend

25.4

Pietersen to ten Doeschate, SIX, bosh! He's given that some humpty! Down the track and got the most gentle of full tosses that he swatted into the stands at long-on

25.5

Pietersen to ten Doeschate, 3 runs, full toss followed by a short ball, KP is giving the full exhibition of part-time spin and ten Doeschate is loving it, crashing this towards the cover boundary

25.6

Pietersen to Cooper, 1 run, Cooper again steals the strike at the end of the over by dabbing a single to long on

End of over 26 (11 runs) Netherlands 130/2 (RR: 5.00)
TLW Cooper    44* (65b 3x4)      KP Pietersen    2-0-19-0
RN ten Doeschate    41* (41b 4x4 1x6)      PD Collingwood    4-0-25-0

26.1

Collingwood to Cooper, no run, Collingwood tumbles to collect a firm drive

26.2

Collingwood to Cooper, 1 run, another smart piece of fielding saves runs and Bell slides at short third man to save an open-faced glide

26.3

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, ten Doeschate pops forward to prod a defence. Rare quiet moment of late

26.4

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, ten Doeschate went for a wander outside leg, giving himself room, Collingwood was unperturbed and kept his length and line straight enough to force a defence

26.5

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, 1 run, milked down the ground for just a single. Decent job this over from Collingwood

26.6

Collingwood to Cooper, no run, good over ends well with Collingwood diving sharply to his left to save a firm drive

End of over 27 (2 runs) Netherlands 132/2 (RR: 4.88)
TLW Cooper    45* (68b 3x4)      PD Collingwood    5-0-27-0
RN ten Doeschate    42* (44b 4x4 1x6)      KP Pietersen    2-0-19-0

Shockingly the Pietersen bowling experiment has been terminated and Strauss has recalled Bresnan.

27.1

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, 1 run, short and a touch wide, hardly the model for medium-pace bowlers, ten Doeschate gets up on his toes to cut wristily to deep third man

27.2

Bresnan to Cooper, no run, England persisting back of a length, you can check out our HawkEye tab to so how often they've pitched up, not sure there are many

27.3

Bresnan to Cooper, no run, similar length and line and Cooper defends off the back foot

27.4

Bresnan to Cooper, 1 run, slightly slower ball from Bresnan and Cooper turns his hands over the ball to send it to leg

27.5

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, 1 leg bye, first extra of the innings! Huge news. Slipped down the leg side and it bobbles away

27.6

Bresnan to Cooper, 1 run, dropped by Pietersen. Tough chance and it was grim cricket. "Village all round," spits Miller. Short ball dragged down the leg side, the pull shot finds a top edge that loops down to fine leg where Pietersen skirts round, dives, thrusts out a hand, which meets the ball only for it to bobble out

End of over 28 (4 runs) Netherlands 136/2 (RR: 4.85)
TLW Cooper    47* (72b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    5-0-25-1
RN ten Doeschate    43* (46b 4x4 1x6)      PD Collingwood    5-0-27-0

28.1

Collingwood to Cooper, OUT, gone this time. KP's mistake doesn't cost much. Nothing exceptional really, fullish ball chipped straight to short midwicket. Not spectacular but England will be hugely relieved

TLW Cooper c Anderson b Collingwood 47 (84m 73b 3x4 0x6) SR: 64.38

On this day 15 years ago Bas Zuiderent lit up the World Cup stage with a bright half-century against England.

28.2

Collingwood to Zuiderent, no run, pushes his first ball very correctly back to the bowler

28.3

Collingwood to Zuiderent, 1 run, with the softest of hands, Zuiderent drops this into the off side for a single

28.4

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, ten Doeschate treating Collingwood like the Sydney Barnes he is and defends very watchfully

28.5

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, more quiet defence, ten Doeschate making sure the 1-brings-2 adage doesn't prove right

28.6

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, ooh, moment of alarm as a single is thought and rethought to Anderson at short midwicket. A direct hit might have been trouble

End of over 29 (1 run) Netherlands 137/3 (RR: 4.72)
RN ten Doeschate    43* (49b 4x4 1x6)      PD Collingwood    6-0-28-1
B Zuiderent    1* (2b)      TT Bresnan    5-0-25-1

29.1

Bresnan to Zuiderent, 1 wide, oops, this is an ugly delivery shoved down the leg side

29.1

Bresnan to Zuiderent, no run, Zuiderent ghosts a shot before deciding against it

29.2

Bresnan to Zuiderent, 1 leg bye, for no apparent reason Zuiderent misses a leg-side prod and it thuds off the pads away to fine leg

29.3

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, no run, Bresnan pitches the ball up! This is actually full! He was almost rewarded as ten Doeschate, startled by the length, hung back and only just stabbed a bat down in time

29.4

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, no run, again this a fuller length and defended watchfully

29.5

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, long, pleading appeal from Bresnan as ten Doeschate squeezed a drive through cover. It was pad first, but struck outside the line

29.6

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, 1 leg bye, another leg bye bobbles down the leg side for a single. Double this score and we will have a match. Here's Gnasher to tall you more

End of over 30 (5 runs) Netherlands 142/3 (RR: 4.73)
RN ten Doeschate    45* (53b 4x4 1x6)      TT Bresnan    6-0-28-1
B Zuiderent    1* (4b)      PD Collingwood    6-0-28-1

Swann back into the attack

30.1

Swann to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, worked into square leg

30.2

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, on off stump, defended with bat and pad together

30.3

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, uses his feet but can't get the ball away into the leg side

30.4

Swann to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, shambles from England! ten Doeschate uses his feet and sends the ball miles in the air, but Pietersen and Anderson leave the catch to each other and it falls embarrassingly in the middle of them both. That was awful

30.5

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, pushed back to the bowler

30.6

Swann to ten Doeschate, 1 run, and there's his fifty, reached with a tuck into the leg side and that's an excellent innings from Netherlands' key batsman

England, meanwhile, have been pretty poor today

End of over 31 (5 runs) Netherlands 147/3 (RR: 4.74)
RN ten Doeschate    50* (59b 4x4 1x6)      GP Swann    7-0-19-1
B Zuiderent    1* (4b)      TT Bresnan    6-0-28-1

31.1

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, no run, hint of movement back into the batsman who pushes into the off side

Timely shot of KP putting his lipstick, sorry lip balm, on after missing that catch

31.2

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, no run, worked into the leg side

31.3

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, no run, can't find a gap in the off side, but ten Doeschate knows he needs to bat out the innings after getting that life

31.4

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, 1 run, short ball angled into the body and shovelled into the leg side

31.5

Bresnan to Zuiderent, no run, full on off stump, driven into the ground and Bresnan sticks a hand out in his follow through

We have a review. Zuiderent is cut in half by Bresnan and England are convinced there's an inside edge. Looks like back leg on replays

31.6

Bresnan to Zuiderent, no run, We have a review. Zuiderent is cut in half by Bresnan and England are convinced there's an inside edge. Looks like back leg on replays and he survives. Good decision from Asad Rauf

England in a pickle, this could turn out to be a tense game. If, for some ungodly reason, you have to leave us, you can stay in touch with our swanky new ESPNCricinfo app

End of over 32 (1 run) Netherlands 148/3 (RR: 4.62)
B Zuiderent    1* (6b)      TT Bresnan    7-0-29-1
RN ten Doeschate    51* (63b 4x4 1x6)      GP Swann    7-0-19-1

32.1

Swann to ten Doeschate, 1 run, onto the back foot and worked into the leg side

32.2

Swann to Zuiderent, no run, leans forward and defends into the off side

32.3

Swann to Zuiderent, no run, expansive drive this time but he can't beat Ian Bell at cover

32.4

Swann to Zuiderent, no run, this time he flicks straight to midwicket

32.5

Swann to Zuiderent, OUT, gone, Swann makes another breakthrough. Zuiderent never got going today, unlike 15 years ago, and chips a simple catch to midwicket as he tries to find the gap

B Zuiderent c Collingwood b Swann 1 (19m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 10.00

Timely wicket for England who are chipping away with being convincing

Tom de Grooth is the new batsman with 17 overs remaining. Leg slip in place

32.6

Swann to de Grooth, no run, on off stump and he leans forward to defend his first ball

End of over 33 (1 run) Netherlands 149/4 (RR: 4.51)
TN de Grooth    0* (1b)      GP Swann    8-0-20-2
RN ten Doeschate    52* (64b 4x4 1x6)      TT Bresnan    7-0-29-1

Bresnan continues with a hint of reverse on offer

33.1

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, no run, tight on off stump, a walking defensive push can't beat the bowler

33.2

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, no run, nicely timed square drive off the back foot but doesn't beat backward point

33.3

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, angling into the batsman and it's worked nicely past midwicket to bring up Netherlands' 150...the best effort by an Associate so far in this tournament

33.4

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, no run, opens the face but can't beat backward point

33.5

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, 1 run, dropped in short and pulled away through midwicket

33.6

Bresnan to de Grooth, no run, back of a length on off stump and defended square into the covers

And with 34 overs gone it will be time for a ball change.

End of over 34 (3 runs) Netherlands 152/4 (RR: 4.47)
TN de Grooth    0* (2b)      TT Bresnan    8-0-32-1
RN ten Doeschate    55* (69b 4x4 1x6)      GP Swann    8-0-20-2

34.1

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, tossed up nicely outside off stump and a leading edge goes along the ground to cover

34.2

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, beat outside off stump, Prior takes the bails off but ten Doeschate's foot is firmly behind the line

34.3

Swann to ten Doeschate, 1 run, dropped into the covers and that's well run

34.4

Swann to de Grooth, 3 runs, ah, that's a very neat paddle to get the ball through short fine-leg...Broad uses his boot, that's very 1980s, to prevent the boundary

34.5

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, very full, dug out back to the bowler

34.6

Swann to ten Doeschate, SIX, top shot, superb use of the feet and a flick of the wrists sends this over deep midwicket...this has been a classy innings

That's a very positive note for Netherlands as the players take drinks

"Ryan ten Doeschate looks like Cesc Fabregas," says a very excited Naveed, while Prathik adds: "Somewhere in the alleys of Kolkata there will be some very happy KKR selectors for picking up Ryan ten Doeschate!"

End of over 35 (10 runs) Netherlands 162/4 (RR: 4.62)
RN ten Doeschate    62* (74b 4x4 2x6)      GP Swann    9-0-30-2
TN de Grooth    3* (3b)      TT Bresnan    8-0-32-1

So with 15 overs to go can Netherlands get another 100 runs...that would make it a very interesting chase. To try and stop that Stuart Broad is back into the attack

35.1

Broad to de Grooth, no run, back of a length on off stump and de Grooth blocks into the covers

35.2

Broad to de Grooth, no run, well bowled, de Grooth is beaten outside off as he tries to guide down to third man

35.3

Broad to de Grooth, 2 runs, nice back-foot drive, stands tall and punches it wide of the cover fielder and the sweeper has work to do

Slip in place...a rare sight today

35.4

Broad to de Grooth, 1 run, another nice back-foot drive, this time it goes square out to the sweeper

35.5

Broad to ten Doeschate, no run, short of a length, he tries to find space on the leg side but Broad is quickly onto it in his follow through

35.6

Broad to ten Doeschate, 1 run, hops back in the crease and nudges a single into midwicket and keeps the strike which is ideal for Netherlands

End of over 36 (4 runs) Netherlands 166/4 (RR: 4.61)
RN ten Doeschate    63* (76b 4x4 2x6)      SCJ Broad    6-2-27-0
TN de Grooth    6* (7b)      GP Swann    9-0-30-2

Swann about to start his last over

36.1

Swann to ten Doeschate, 1 run, worked from outside off wide of short fine-leg

36.2

Swann to de Grooth, FOUR, that's brilliant from de Grooth, brings out a very fine reverse sweep which races to the third-man boundary...clever batting

36.3

Swann to de Grooth, no run, pushed in fuller outside off

36.4

Swann to de Grooth, no run, touch wider and pushed square to backward point

36.5

Swann to de Grooth, no run, goes for another reverse sweep but this time is taken on the pad

36.6

Swann to de Grooth, no run, defends with bat and pad together to see out Swann's final delivery of the match

That's a good effort from Swann after time away from the game... has slotted back in with 2 for 35 from his 10 overs

End of over 37 (5 runs) Netherlands 171/4 (RR: 4.62)
TN de Grooth    10* (12b 1x4)      GP Swann    10-0-35-2
RN ten Doeschate    64* (77b 4x4 2x6)      SCJ Broad    6-2-27-0

37.1

Broad to ten Doeschate, 1 run, full toss on leg stump but it only costs a single as it's flicked straight to deep square

37.2

Broad to de Grooth, no run, short ball and it take de Grooth's glove as he tries to pull but falls well short of Prior

37.3

Broad to de Grooth, 2 runs, opts for another short one and this time de Grooth connects well and finds the gap between deep square and long leg

37.4

Broad to de Grooth, no run, fuller on off stump, defended back to the bowler

37.5

Broad to de Grooth, FOUR, that's a cracking pull, uses Broad's pace and bisects the two fielders in the deep...a valuable innings from de Grooth to give Netherlands the kick they needed

37.6

Broad to de Grooth, 1 run, worked off the stumps and that's a decent over for the Dutch

End of over 38 (8 runs) Netherlands 179/4 (RR: 4.71)
TN de Grooth    17* (17b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    7-2-35-0
RN ten Doeschate    65* (78b 4x4 2x6)      GP Swann    10-0-35-2

With Swann finished it's back to Paul Collingwood

38.1

Collingwood to de Grooth, 1 run, a cutter outside off, pushed towards short third-man

38.2

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, onto the front foot but can't find a gap in the off side

38.3

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, 1 run, places this one just wide enough of cover

38.4

Collingwood to de Grooth, FOUR, clever again from de Grooth, scoops this through short fine-leg...Netherlands are standing face-to-face with England, it's great to see

38.5

Collingwood to de Grooth, 1 run, this time he drives a full ball through the covers

38.6

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, tight on middle and off and ten Doeschate pushes out to cover

End of over 39 (7 runs) Netherlands 186/4 (RR: 4.76)
RN ten Doeschate    66* (81b 4x4 2x6)      PD Collingwood    7-0-35-1
TN de Grooth    23* (20b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    7-2-35-0

Few of you asking why Ravi Bopara hasn't bowled...it's a good question. And he still won't because it's Anderson with the keeper stood up

39.1

Anderson to de Grooth, no run, on off stump and pushed back to the bowler

39.2

Anderson to de Grooth, no run, beaten outside off by one that bounces a touch more

39.3

Anderson to de Grooth, 1 run, worked into midwicket and it's a well taken quick single...ten Doeschate needs as much of the strike as possible

39.4

Anderson to ten Doeschate, no run, down the leg side, superb take from Prior and a big appeal. Not given by Rauf. Will they review? Nope, and it's a good call as it clipped the pad

39.5

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 1 run, worked out through midwicket

39.6

Anderson to de Grooth, no run, big appeal from Anderson...looked like it was going down and again Strauss won't use a review. Didn't appeared very straight.

Netherlands have 10 overs, can they get another 80 runs? All eyes on ten doeschate and also Sahil who takes up the commentary

End of over 40 (2 runs) Netherlands 188/4 (RR: 4.70)
TN de Grooth    24* (24b 3x4)      JM Anderson    6-0-29-0
RN ten Doeschate    67* (83b 4x4 2x6)      PD Collingwood    7-0-35-1

Cheers Gnasher. Netherlands still have a batting Powerplay in the tank.

40.1

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, carefully blocked back to the bowler

40.2

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, SIX, who needs a Powerplay!? ten Doeschate spots the (even) slower ball and calmly steps down the wicket and smashes powerfully over the long-on rope. Lovely shot, fetched it from outside off with a flick of the wrists

40.3

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, 1 run, this time he gets deep into his crease and flicks a single to leg

40.4

Collingwood to de Grooth, 1 run, de Grooth doing just the right thing and picking off a single to get Sachin ten Doeschate back on strike

40.5

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, England have been ragged in the field all day and again they've fluffed a stop as ten Doeschate turned this towards fine leg where some indecision in the fielding allows them to come back for two

40.6

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, 1 run, ooh, Collingwood is lucky to get away with this. Waist-high full toss asking to be beaten, ten Doeschate picked out fine leg though. Still, the single brings up a 49-ball 50 stand

End of over 41 (11 runs) Netherlands 199/4 (RR: 4.85)
RN ten Doeschate    77* (88b 4x4 3x6)      PD Collingwood    8-0-46-1
TN de Grooth    25* (25b 3x4)      JM Anderson    6-0-29-0

41.1

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 1 run, shorter from Anderson here and it's skims off the edge down to third man

41.2

Anderson to de Grooth, no run, big appeal from Anderson as he finds the pads. Was heading down though

41.3

Anderson to de Grooth, 2 runs, poor delivery, lucky it didn't cost more, full toss down the leg side and it was turned down to fine leg

41.4

Anderson to de Grooth, 1 run, again the line is wrong - slipping down the leg side - and de Grooth swings it away down to Swann at fine leg who skirts round to field well

41.5

Anderson to ten Doeschate, FOUR, short ball, not deliberate, just dragged down. It sat up waiting for punishment and ten Doeschate thwacked it through midwicket, sending it skimming to the rope

41.6

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, two more as again Anderson ventures leg side, ten Doeschate has supple wrists and flicked away. He looks in complete control at the moment

End of over 42 (10 runs) Netherlands 209/4 (RR: 4.97)
RN ten Doeschate    84* (91b 5x4 3x6)      JM Anderson    7-0-39-0
TN de Grooth    28* (28b 3x4)      PD Collingwood    8-0-46-1

Excellent move from Netherlands. They've opted for the Batting Powerplay. Strauss immediately sends for Broad, and by taking it now Broad won't be able to bowl at the death. It can prove difficult for batting teams - losing wickets as they try to go too hard - but if it goes well England will have a real chase on their hands.

Broad and Anderson are having a long chat while the sightscreen is adjusted. With it stuck on advertising mode somebody has fetched a black cloth to shove over the screen. Speaking of cloth Asad Rauf has lost his rag here! He's motored down to the screen to tell people to get out the way. Good work from him.

42.1

Broad to de Grooth, 1 bye, after that long, long wait Broad shoves down a slower ball that de Grooth swings hard at, but misses. Prior fumbled the take and allowed a bye. Broad was less than amused

42.2

Broad to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, full and straight this time and not much ten Doeschate can do but flick down the ground. Some very swift running allows him to get back for two

42.3

Broad to ten Doeschate, 1 run, slower delivery again, this time fuller and ten Doeschate plays a very correct check-drive to pick off another single. Mighty innings this

42.4

Broad to de Grooth, no run, looked, well sounded, like an edge here as de Grooth gave himself room to try and smack the life out of it through cover. Slower ball though and it bounced through to Prior. Batsman guilty of trying to do too much here

42.5

Broad to de Grooth, OUT, that's what the Powerplay can do. de Grooth gives himself plenty of room and tries to dispatch a yorker. It was too full, too straight and crashed into the base of middle

TN de Grooth b Broad 28 (47m 31b 3x4 0x6) SR: 90.32

Relief for England but the danger man is at the other end. Netherlands just need to keep their heads here and it's the captain Borren who arrives in the middle.

42.6

Broad to Borren, 1 run, full and straight again and Borren sensibly gets into line to push down to long-on for one

End of over 43 (5 runs) Netherlands 214/5 (RR: 4.97)
PW Borren    1* (1b)      SCJ Broad    8-2-39-1
RN ten Doeschate    87* (93b 5x4 3x6)      JM Anderson    7-0-39-0

It's Tim Bresnan to share the Powerplay duty.

43.1

Bresnan to Borren, no run, he starts well, back of a length around off stump and Borren plays and misses a run-to-third-man

43.2

Bresnan to Borren, 1 run, that's all Borren needs to do, swap the strike back to ten Doeschate. Pushing this full ball down the ground

43.3

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, FOUR, poor delivery and ten Doeschate cashed in! Slower bouncer dragged leg side, ten Doeschate waited, waited again and then picked a gap fine of a square fine leg and pulled for four

43.4

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, FOUR, shot! Best of the lot and England will be worried now! Full ball is met with a fuller face as he drives powerfully, timing it perfectly to beat mid-off and take him within a six of a World Cup century

43.5

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, 1 run, Bresnan's response is to bang it in short and ten Doeschate is up on his toes to drop a single to the leg side

43.6

Bresnan to Borren, 1 run, Strauss gives Borren a single with the off-side fielders hanging on the inner circle, fullish ball that Borren pops to point for one

End of over 44 (11 runs) Netherlands 225/5 (RR: 5.11)
PW Borren    3* (4b)      TT Bresnan    9-0-43-1
RN ten Doeschate    96* (96b 7x4 3x6)      SCJ Broad    8-2-39-1

44.1

Broad to Borren, 1 run, ideal again from Borren, gets the danger man on strike by dropping a shortish ball into the off side for one

Three men out on the leg side, hanging in a few yards from the boundary. Single available there but ten Doeschate want more?

44.2

Broad to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, ooh, he deserves some luck and has found it here! Short ball and the pull shot found a looping top edge that plopped safely into space

44.3

Broad to ten Doeschate, 5 runs, hundred for ten Doeschate and what an innings! 103 off 98 balls, Associate cricket back alive and well! Gets there by flicking a sharp single to short fine leg, throw comes in and cannons off the stumps before running away for four. Is he the first batsman to reach a World Cup hundred with a five?

44.4

Broad to Borren, 1 run, Borren is proving an ideal foil, happily letting ten Doeschate do the work by picking off singles

44.5

Broad to ten Doeschate, FOUR, England rocking here! ten Doeschate is on fire! Poor ball, short and sat up, ten Doeschate clumped it and it rocketed between two fielders deep on the leg side

44.6

Broad to ten Doeschate, 1 run, he keeps the strike by bunting a full ball down the ground

End of over 45 (14 runs) Netherlands 239/5 (RR: 5.31)
RN ten Doeschate    108* (100b 8x4 3x6)      SCJ Broad    9-2-53-1
PW Borren    5* (6b)      TT Bresnan    9-0-43-1

This, by the way, is Netherlands' highest score against a Test nation beating the 230 against England they made on this day 15 years ago.

45.1

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 1 run, full from the new bowler - Anderson - and flicked into the leg side. ten Doeschate looks to be in some trouble with cramp possibly

45.2

Anderson to Borren, 1 run, worked away into space for a single

45.3

Anderson to ten Doeschate, (no ball) 1 run, oh dear, England really shabby now, high full toss - too high in fact - and swung into the leg side

45.3

Anderson to Borren, 1 run, dinked away to short fine leg. It came off the bat but England wanted to review it. Didn't need HotSpot to prove that came off the bat!

45.4

Anderson to ten Doeschate, (no ball) FOUR, this is horrid. Anderson has lost it here. Another high full toss - beamer - and it came off a flurry of bat and arms to run away for four. Anderson could be taken out of the attack here for bowling beamers, there is some chat with the umpire but he's allowed to continue

45.4

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 1 run, this is short and a touch wide, cut to point for a sharp single

45.5

Anderson to Borren, 1 run, with the yorkers going awry Anderson has opted to bang it in and Borren calmly glides to third man

45.6

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, another flick of the wrists from ten Doeschate finds space. Fetching a full ball from outside off to send it hurrying to the midwicket boundary where some desperate, diving fielding saves a couple

End of over 46 (14 runs) Netherlands 253/5 (RR: 5.50)
RN ten Doeschate    117* (105b 9x4 3x6)      JM Anderson    8-0-53-0
PW Borren    8* (9b)      SCJ Broad    9-2-53-1

Here's Tim Bresnan again, with England in desperate need to get a lid on things.

46.1

Bresnan to Borren, 1 run, Borren has walked a long way outside leg to try and heave this into the off side. Doesn't time it well but gets the single he wanted

46.2

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, 1 run, this is smashed straight to cover, either side it might have been four

46.3

Bresnan to Borren, no run, Borren for once not doing what he should be. Gets too clever here and tries to Dilscoop over the keeper and misses

46.4

Bresnan to Borren, 1 run, this time Borren finds the single, crunching an ugly cut shot to point

46.5

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, 1 run, full and straight and even in this mood ten Doeschate can only pick up a single, swishing to leg

46.6

Bresnan to Borren, 2 runs, poor delivery brings a sharp chance to Trott at short fine leg but it's dropped. It was full and down the leg side and the sweep shot was parried away by a diving Trott.

Some relief for England - the Powerplay is over - but Netherlands, via ten Doeschate, did a masterclass - 50 runs for just one wicket.

End of over 47 (6 runs) Netherlands 259/5 (RR: 5.51)
PW Borren    12* (13b)      TT Bresnan    10-0-49-1
RN ten Doeschate    119* (107b 9x4 3x6)      JM Anderson    8-0-53-0

47.1

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 1 bye, Anderson continues and aims full, ten Doeschate walked a long way outside leg and the bowler followed him. Prior fumbled the take and allowed a bye

47.2

Anderson to Borren, 1 run, full once more from Anderson, good delivery, and it's run down to third man

47.3

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 1 bye, ooh, ten Doeschate tries to do too much here, aiming a Dilscoop but there are problems here for him as he takes the single. Really pulls up, stretching his leg - he's had calf injuries before so let's hope it's just cramp

47.4

Anderson to Borren, FOUR, ah lovely shot! Poor delivery from Anderson, too short and Borren hangs leg side to lift it over short third man for four

47.5

Anderson to Borren, FOUR, and again! Top cricket from Borren, shocking from England. Short and wide once more, Borren waits leg leg side and thumps it over short third man

47.6

Anderson to Borren, FOUR, four more! Borren on fire! Oh the Ashes must feel a long way away for Anderson. This time he goes full and Borren, simple as you like, stands still and clumps it back over the bowler's head for four. 15 from the over!

End of over 48 (15 runs) Netherlands 274/5 (RR: 5.70)
PW Borren    25* (17b 3x4)      JM Anderson    9-0-66-0
RN ten Doeschate    119* (109b 9x4 3x6)      TT Bresnan    10-0-49-1

Broad is back and he's receiving some advice from Anderson. Wonderful bowler though Jimmy is, Broad might do well to ignore him for now! Three men out on the legside boundary.

48.1

Broad to ten Doeschate, OUT, all over for ten Doeschate but it's been one of the great minnow innings. Just got under a short ball and spooned it down to Bopara on the square-leg boundary but a fabulous knock that has put Netherlands in with a real chance of an upset

RN ten Doeschate c Bopara b Broad 119 (160m 110b 9x4 3x6) SR: 108.18

48.2

Broad to Borren, 1 wide, short, shoved down the leg side. Lucky there wasn't a bat on this or it would probably have skirted away for four

48.2

Broad to Borren, FOUR, Broad is smiling, but he doesn't mean it. Short ball, Borren jumps leg side and top edges a cut that sails over Prior's head and bobbles over the boundary

48.3

Broad to Borren, 1 no ball, finally Broad goes full and straight and he's rewarded again with a wicket. Borren giving himself room but it wasn't short so his attempted flay never got near. Excellent cameo knock though from the captain. Hold on, what's going on here!? Borren has stopped going off and he's survived! England only had three inside the circle so it's a no ball! Dear oh dear, the wheels are off and England are a shambles. Collingwood is the offending man, failed to walk in into the circle at midwicket.

48.3

Broad to Borren, 1 run, Second life for Borren and he this time bunts a single to cover

48.4

Broad to Mudassar Bukhari, 2 runs, two more, scoreboard rattling, England revisiting all their World Cup nightmares here!

48.5

Broad to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, full and straight and just a single jabbed out this time

48.6

Broad to Borren, 2 runs, fullish again and it's worked away to deep backwards square for a couple more. Broad's bowling duty ends but England might need his batting here!

End of over 49 (12 runs) Netherlands 286/6 (RR: 5.83)
PW Borren    32* (21b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    10-2-65-2
Mudassar Bukhari    3* (2b)      JM Anderson    9-0-66-0

Anderson is thrust into the firing line. He'll have to bowl the final over.

49.1

Anderson to Mudassar Bukhari, 2 runs, wow, 12 for effort but just a couple for result. Length ball that Bukhari tried to muller, it was mistimed and plopped into space short of long-on

49.2

Anderson to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, dear, dear me. England fans look away now. Absolute shocker as Swann drops a sitter at third man. The World Cup is up and running and England are a mess again. This is what Associates are here for!

49.3

Anderson to Borren, 2 runs, this time it's swung hard to deep midwicket for a scampered couple

49.4

Anderson to Borren, no run, dot ball! Precious, rare dot ball as Borren swishes and misses at a slower ball

49.5

Anderson to Borren, 1 run, shin high full toss is swung into the leg side

Finally, this innings is about to end. England will feel as though it's lasted months.

49.6

Anderson to Mudassar Bukhari, no run, yorker to finish is blocked away. Good end to an embarrassing display.

England need 293 to beat Netherlands. Well, England have caught the Dutch disease again. Ryan ten Doeschate was magnificent, as inspirationally brilliant as England were dreadful. The fielding was shabby, the bowling all over the place but it was the pressure Netherlands put on them that backed them into that corner. Incredible stuff, coming into the tournament England would have though of themselves as the best fielding unit in the world but this display was the worst I've seen in years. Andrew Miller is as disgusted with England as he is impressed with Netherlands and his bulletin, which will be ready shortly, will be well worth a read. We'll be back in 30mins for the chase, and it should be a humdinger. Can't imagine what the discussion in the England dressing room sounds like.

End of over 50 (6 runs) Netherlands 292/6
Mudassar Bukhari    6* (5b)      JM Anderson    10-0-72-0
PW Borren    35* (24b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    10-2-65-2

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Feb 22, 2011

Mudassar Bukhari in his delivery stride, England v Netherlands, Group B, World Cup, Nagpur, February 22, 2011

Mudassar Bukhari in his delivery stride

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Feb 22, 2011

Paul Collingwood and Ravi Bopara saw a nervy England home, England v Netherlands, Group B, World Cup, Nagpur, February 22, 2011

Paul Collingwood and Ravi Bopara saw a nervy England home

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