Player of the Match
Player of the Match

20 | 7 Runs | NL: 163/6 | RR: 8.15

  • E Schiferli5 (7b)
  • RN ten Doeschate22 (17b)
  • SCJ Broad4-0-32-1
  • RJ Sidebottom4-0-23-0

Tom de Grooth was named Man-of-the-Match, and that just about wraps up our coverage. If you've missed anything, check the full scorecard and the bulletin. I'm Will Luke and I desperately need a lie down. Join us tomorrow for more live coverage of the World Twenty20. Until then, let's bask in wonder at the great game of cricket - goodnight.

Jeroen Smits: "No. It's unbelievable. This is something special. I think I can sleep well tonight. After the first ten overs we fought back quite well. We thought we were in control [of the chase] from the start, so we felt we were in control. We did well. I'm sure [we'll party tonight]."

Paul Collingwood: "Give Holland a lot of credit. They knocked off a total that we thought was enough. They played exceptionally well; we expected to win but they put a major performance in. I still think we could have defended a total like that, but unfortunately they were better on the day."

What an incredible win and match. England are devastated. "A roar of delight in the usually passive press box!" Martin notes. Netherlands' bowling was the first indication that they were up for this match, restricting England to just 73 in their last ten overs. It was simply not enough for England, and Netherlands' batsmen went hell for leather with the bat. To a man the Dutch head off to the Mound Stand to acknowledge their fans - what a moment this is for Netherlands, indeed for Associate cricket as a whole. Minnows they may be, but for now they can bask in their status as giant killers. As my colleague Travis Basevi says, "England are facing elimination from the tournament within 2 days of it beginning. Makes the 99 World Cup look like an unmitigated success." Ryan ten Doeschate played with great calmness and tenacity, but Tom de Grooth really impressed, playing with such audacity that England were left looking a little clueless. And England simply crumbled under pressure; their fielding, in particular, was not up to scratch and they missed at least four run-out chances. Netherlands deserve this win - maybe the tournament does, too. What a start we've had!

Broad to Schiferli, 2 runs, goes for a club, Broad again fields - they run, and Broad has all three stumps as he collects it in his follow through. But he misses, and they run an overthrow. They're through and Netherlands have scored a brilliantly, outstanding upset here for the first match at Lord's!

Broad around the wicket. Remember: 2 needed from 1

Just two runs needed ... off one ball! Hundreds of emails flying in - no time to read them I'm afraid, but thanks anyway. Foster's going to stand up to the stumps and Anderson's giving Broad advice. Foster's actually going back now.

Broad to ten Doeschate, 1 run, another smash, but he picks out mid-on! Only a single. Good grief, this is so tense

Schiferli injured himself during that run-out attempt with Broad. Damaged shoulder, by the looks of it. This is as mad as a box of frogs

Broad to Schiferli, 1 bye, he plays and misses, the ball flies through to keeper who is standing back - and they run a bye!

This is unbelievably, sickeningly tense. 4 from 3

Broad to ten Doeschate, 1 run, Broad's dropped a wellied smash to a full toss! High above his head and it took a while to reach him

Boos around the ground, but I'm afraid that's the right decision. Anyway - move on. Here we go, chaps. 5 runs from 4 balls

Broad to Schiferli, 1 run, tries to smack it out to cover but can't time it. Broad fields and does a Jonty Rhodes, diving onto the stumps. But as his right hand (holding the ball) hits the turf, he releases the ball - it's his hand which smashes the bails! Not out

They're going to run whatever happens

6 from 5

Broad to ten Doeschate, 1 run, cracked out to the off side, Broad fields and should run him out - but misses! That's the fourth run-out opportunity they've missed tonight alone

England cannot just protect runs - they must aim for wickets.

Well, what an opening match we've had, ladies and gents. It's all coming down to the last over. Seven to win for Netherlands! Who'd have predicted this? Not I, sir. Collingwood's chatting to Broad and Anderson, and it'll be Broad going around the wicket

19 | 10 Runs | NL: 156/6 (7 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.21, RRR: 7.00)

  • E Schiferli2 (4b)
  • RN ten Doeschate19 (14b)
  • RJ Sidebottom4-0-23-0
  • JM Anderson4-0-23-3
Sidebottom to Schiferli, 2 runs, a waist-high full toss, slapped with tennis-style boshing past cover

Right. Last ball of the over. Netherlands need at least two, ideally four. England need a wicket

Sidebottom to Schiferli, 2 leg byes, rapped on the pads, the ball somehow finds its way to third man. Two more for Netherlands. Everything's going their way

Two more balls to go. 11 from 8. You can see it in their eyes: Netherlands are totally and utterly up for this. They believe they can...and I believe they probably will, too. England need something special

Sidebottom to ten Doeschate, 1 run, drives inside out, over mid-off to long-off - just a single

12 from 9 balls

Sidebottom to ten Doeschate, FOUR runs, full toss, slices this powerfully over extra cover - Morgan flies like Superman but drops it while airborne, parrying it over the rope! Four more to Netherlands!

16 from 10. My money's on Netherlands. Black, black sky above us

Sidebottom to Schiferli, 1 leg bye, off his legs - short midwicket has all three stumps to aim at. And misses! They so rarely hit the stums, England - it's remarkable
Sidebottom to Schiferli, no run, driven hard to mid-off - short mid-off, in fact. Good thinking by England

Right. 17 from 12. Good grief this is sheer madness.

18 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | NL: 146/6 (17 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.11, RRR: 8.50)

  • RN ten Doeschate14 (12b)
  • JM Anderson4-0-23-3
  • AU Rashid4-0-36-1

Martin: "An audible and collective roar of relief from the crowd as well."

Anderson to van Bunge, OUT, got him! Wright's taken a superb catch at deep extra cover, and only just! Stepped outside leg, tried to clear the boundary but Wright was there - and the ball squeezed into the nook of his lower and upper arm! Serious piece of fortune for England

DLS van Bunge c Wright b Anderson 8 (8m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

At this stage of the innings, wickets have almost no effect on Duckworth Lewis scores. But rest assured, they are not coming off now. It could be a monsoon and they'll stay out there.

Anderson to van Bunge, no run, ah, well bowled - a slower ball yorker outside the off stump

Collingwood's desperately trying to dry the ball. Soaking, sodden wet!

"Aside from a few die-hards, the pavilion is empty. Which is, frankly, disgraceful," Martin spits. He's not wrong, you know. This is a corking opening match

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 1 run, a fast delivery down the leg side, which he flicks to leg
Anderson to van Bunge, 1 run, down the pitch and he whacks it to leg

Netherlands have got a wicket to play with. Even if they lose one more wicket, they'll still be ahead on duckworth-lewis. Yes - I don't understand either. Just nod and agree with me.

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 1 run, worked to leg
Anderson to van Bunge, 1 run, bang! More outstanding timing - standing outside off and hammering it, but straight to deep extra cover

Martin understands all things Duckworth Lewis better than I. He says: "Right, Netherlands ahead. They need to be 144 at the end of this over assuming they don't lose a wicket."

17 | 9 Runs | NL: 142/5 (21 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.35, RRR: 7.00)

  • RN ten Doeschate12 (10b)
  • DLS van Bunge6 (4b)
  • AU Rashid4-0-36-1
  • JM Anderson3-0-19-2

1 for 36 for Rashid. A tough debut for him

Rashid to ten Doeschate, no run, comes down the pitch but Rashid spots him, fires it into his legs

21 from 19

Rashid to van Bunge, 1 run, skips down the pitch and whacks it to mid-on
Rashid to van Bunge, FOUR runs, he goes inside out and throws his bat at it - a thumping, crunching, glorious extra cover drive for four! What tenacity. That could be the game!

Boos from the Dutch supporters at that decision

Not what we need, though - a delay as it hammers down

Rashid to ten Doeschate, 3 runs, uppercut past point - Key and Broad give chase, and Key slides like a teenager down a grassy bank. Has he saved it though? It's desperately tight, this. And he has! Great work

Netherlands 2nd innings Partnerships

1st2DJ ReekersAN Kervezee
2nd21B ZuiderentDJ Reekers
3rd43B ZuiderentTN de Grooth
4th50TN de GroothPW Borren
5th17PW BorrenRN ten Doeschate
6th13DLS van BungeRN ten Doeschate
7th17E SchiferliRN ten Doeschate

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