World T20, 29th Match, Group 1: England v Netherlands at Chittagong, Mar 31, 2014
World T20 - 29th match, Group 1
Netherlands won by 45 runs
Played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong (neutral venue)
31 March 2014 - day/night match (20-over match)

Little bit of singing going on and we're getting ready for the start here. Hardly anyone in the ground for this. Out come the Dutch openers and once again Moeen Ali shall open the bowling for England...

3.20pm For Netherlands, this could potentially be the end of an era for them. They missed out on qualification for the 2015 World Cup, lost their ODI status and now face an uncertain financial future. It is difficult to see how this side can push on from here and it may be a while before we see the Dutch back on the big stage with other Associates pushing on.

3.10pm This match is perhaps most crucial for Ashley Giles, the frontrunner to take over as England head coach across all three formats. A strong showing from his team today will solidify his CV. England have done okay in difficult circumstances in this tournament but Giles does not need an embarrassment by a minnow to blot his copybook. England are ready for a spring clean and Giles will be hoping he is not swept out the door too.

3pm Out go the captains and Stuart Broad has won another toss and England will bowl first yet again. They've made a change with this being a daytime match, Stephen Parry, the left-arm spinner, comes in for Jade Dernbach, which will delight many people I am sure! Another spin option required with the dew factor not an issue.

England 1 Alex Hales, 2 Michael Lumb, 3 Moeen Ali, 4 Eoin Morgan, 5 Jos Buttler (wkt), 6 Ravi Bopara, 7 Tim Bresnan, 8 Chris Jordan, 9 Stuart Broad (capt), 10 James Tredwell, 11 Stephen Parry

Peter Borren would also have bowled first and confirms an unchanged side for the seventh match in a row.

Netherlands 1 Stephan Myburgh, 2 Michael Swart, 3 Wesley Barresi (wkt), 4 Tom Cooper, 5 Peter Borren (capt), 6 Ben Cooper, 7 Logan van Beek, 8 Mudassar Bukhari, 9 Tim van der Gugten, 10 Pieter Seelaar, 11 Ahsan Malik

2.50pm Right, I'm back on the right time and we're approaching toss time in Chittagong. Nothing has changed from an hour ago, it's still a dead-rubber!

2pm I was about to say we're ready for the toss but I've got confused with British Summer Time beginning and I'm an hour early! Better than being an hour late eh! But I'll pause the live commentary until closer until toss time. See you shortly.

Prasanna: "England's problem has been their bowling, they just can't keep the flow of runs in check. This has been the case with India in the recent past, but in this tournament their bowlers have been outstanding."

Mark: "I know that a lot of people are expecting England to trip up in this game but, dream on! The Dutch have put the Sri Lankan nightmare behind them and were brilliant against South Africa but, this time, lack a Test-class player in the side to get them over the line in a tight game. England's batting has been very strong in all three games and should be too much for the Dutch."

1.45pm Hello everyone, an earlier start for England today as they take on Netherlands in their final match of the World T20. They cannot qualify for the semi-finals after Saturday's narrow defeat to South Africa but they will be looking to go out with a bang here with a strong showing against the Dutch who will see this dead-rubber as fertile ground for another famous upset. They've come close so far in this tournament, can they pull off a shock today?


Ali to Swart, 1 run, around the wicket on leg stump, tucked in front of short long leg for a quick single


Ali to Myburgh, FOUR, touch short and pulled past mid-on, quickly onto the length, it sat up a little and Myburgh slapped it away


Ali to Myburgh, FOUR, touch short again and this time Myburgh pulls it straighter and again past mid-on


Ali to Myburgh, no run, much fuller length and it slides onto the front pad, cry for lbw, probably sliding down


Ali to Myburgh, FOUR, tossed up and Myburgh swings through the line and clubs it down the round, another lovely strike, it plugged a bit but still crept into the rope


Ali to Myburgh, no run, push forward and edged but lands just short of Tredwell at first slip

Lovely start for Netherlands...

End of over 1 (13 runs) Netherlands 13/0 (RR: 13.00)

    • SJ Myburgh 12 (5b 3x4)
    • MR Swart 1 (1b)
    • MM Ali 1-0-13-0

Tim Bresnan from the other end...


Bresnan to Swart, no run, length outside off, Swart plays a silly flick at it without moving his feet and misses


Bresnan to Swart, no run, tighter line and beats the bat again, carried through nicely that off a good length, Swart poking at it again with no foot movement


Bresnan to Swart, no run, a step across his stumps and pats a fuller ball back up the wicket, Bresnan saves


Bresnan to Swart, FOUR, fuller again and straighter, Swart thrashes it past mid-on, overpitched and the line allowed Swart to get the bottom hand involved to flick it away


Bresnan to Swart, 1 run, touch short and enough width to cut, big top edge lands a few yards short of third man


Bresnan to Myburgh, no run, short and Myburgh goes for a wild hook and misses completely

End of over 2 (5 runs) Netherlands 18/0 (RR: 9.00)

    • SJ Myburgh 12 (6b 3x4)
    • MR Swart 6 (6b 1x4)
    • TT Bresnan 1-0-5-0
    • MM Ali 1-0-13-0

Chris Jordan immediately replaces Moeen...


Jordan to Swart, 1 wide, full and down the leg side


Jordan to Swart, no run, full just outside off stump, driven firmly to mid-off


Jordan to Swart, FOUR, short and pulled really well, nice controlled stroke and times it past square leg


Jordan to Swart, no run, sliding down leg again, touch of the pad on the way through to the keeper who took it low to his left


Jordan to Swart, 1 run, fuller outside off and Swart takes a big swing at it that flies off a huge outside edge that whirls down towards third man but lands safely enough in front of the fielder


Jordan to Myburgh, FOUR, full length on middle and leg and Myburgh turns it in the air to leg but manages to work is past midwicket and that runs away for another four


Jordan to Myburgh, 4 leg byes, more runs, leg side line again and it takes the pad and skips past short long leg, four more

Flier here for Netherlands...

End of over 3 (14 runs) Netherlands 32/0 (RR: 10.66)

    • SJ Myburgh 16 (8b 4x4)
    • MR Swart 11 (10b 2x4)
    • CJ Jordan 1-0-10-0
    • TT Bresnan 1-0-5-0

Stuart Broad now brings himself into the attack, four bowlers in four overs...


Broad to Swart, no run, just full of a good length on off stump, tried to be swung over the leg side but mistimed to mid-on


Broad to Swart, 2 runs, touch shorter and Swart is back to pull, got it high on the bat but in the gap past mid-on and it runs away for a couple


Broad to Swart, no run, good length angled into off stump, blocked in the crease


Broad to Swart, no run, big step across the stumps looking for a scoop, Broad saw it and went further outside off stump and Swart couldn't execute the scoop


Broad to Swart, OUT, length on off stump, Swart tries to lift it over the on side but gets nowhere near the necessary connection and chips a catch to mid-on, Stephen Parry claiming a simple chance. Didn't exactly give that the full kitchen sink, went to just raise it over the infield rather than really whack it but got it all wrong

MR Swart c Parry b Broad 13 (17m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 86.66


Broad to Barresi, no run, bumper, ducked

Better over for England, just halting this bright Dutch opening...

End of over 4 (2 runs) Netherlands 34/1 (RR: 8.50)

    • W Barresi 0 (1b)
    • SJ Myburgh 16 (8b 4x4)
    • SCJ Broad 1-0-2-1
    • CJ Jordan 1-0-10-0

James Tredwell now...


Tredwell to Myburgh, 1 run, around the wicket onto middle and leg, clipped out to deep midwicket


Tredwell to Barresi, 1 run, stays around, Barresi looks to turn a full ball to leg and gets a big leading edge that fortunately for him loops over the leaping Tredwell


Tredwell to Myburgh, 3 byes, length ball, Myburgh played right across it and missed but it bounced over the stumps and past Buttler, skidded on a bit that


Tredwell to Barresi, FOUR, back and cutting hard past point, touch short that delivery and a lovely shot, waited for nicely


Tredwell to Barresi, no run, forward to a ball tossed up that turned into the front pad, it pitched outside leg


Tredwell to Barresi, no run, length ball, forward and turned to square leg

End of over 5 (9 runs) Netherlands 43/1 (RR: 8.60)

    • W Barresi 5 (5b 1x4)
    • SJ Myburgh 17 (10b 4x4)
    • JC Tredwell 1-0-6-0
    • SCJ Broad 1-0-2-1

Rob: "Rubbish from Ali; rubbish from Jordan. Why the devil isn't Dernbach playing ;-) " Chortle!


Broad to Myburgh, no run, full on leg stump, clipped straight to midwicket


Broad to Myburgh, no run, pushed further across the batsman who drives without timing to cover


Broad to Myburgh, FOUR, short and Myburgh sways inside it and uppercuts, bit of a top edge because it goes almost straight over the keeper


Broad to Myburgh, no run, full again, pushed gently into the covers


Broad to Myburgh, no run, back on a leg stump line and the batsman is a touch hurried looking to flick to leg and gets struck low on the front pad


Broad to Myburgh, no run, length on middle and leg, Myburgh can only force it towards cover

Another nice over from Broad, bowling in the Powerplay for the first time in the tournament...

End of over 6 (4 runs) Netherlands 47/1 (RR: 7.83)

    • SJ Myburgh 21 (16b 5x4)
    • W Barresi 5 (5b 1x4)
    • SCJ Broad 2-0-6-1
    • JC Tredwell 1-0-6-0

Tredwell to Barresi, 1 run, length just outside off, Barresi back and cutting out to deep cover


Tredwell to Myburgh, 1 run, tossed right up, batsman meets it on the full and plays down to long-on


Tredwell to Barresi, 1 run, floated up again, flicked out through midwicket and that brings the fifty up


Tredwell to Myburgh, 1 run, more air, flicked off middle stump to long-on


Tredwell to Barresi, 1 run, length on off stump, played gently through point on the back foot but no chance to get back for the second


Tredwell to Myburgh, no run, length just outside off, strong forward press chips it back in the air slightly but nowhere near the fielders

End of over 7 (5 runs) Netherlands 52/1 (RR: 7.42)

    • SJ Myburgh 23 (19b 5x4)
    • W Barresi 8 (8b 1x4)
    • JC Tredwell 2-0-11-0
    • SCJ Broad 2-0-6-1

A third spin option now with Stephen Parry getting a go...


Parry to Barresi, SIX, oh dear, nasty short ball which is pulled hard into the deep but straight to deep midwicket where Lumb...drops the catch! Seemed a straightforward chance but he got the jump wrong and ended up parrying it over the rope! Lumb got in a right tangle


Parry to Barresi, 1 run, firm punch down to long-on


Parry to Myburgh, no run, played from the crease but straight to short extra-cover


Parry to Myburgh, SIX, slog swept off middle and leg and that's way back into the seats over midwicket, nailed it


Parry to Myburgh, 1 run, back foot punch and a fumble from short extra-cover so they'll get a single


Parry to Barresi, 1 run, flat delivery sliding towards the pad, tucked in front of short long leg and they get an easy run

Not the start Parry was looking for...

End of over 8 (15 runs) Netherlands 67/1 (RR: 8.37)

    • W Barresi 16 (11b 1x4 1x6)
    • SJ Myburgh 30 (22b 5x4 1x6)
    • SD Parry 1-0-15-0
    • JC Tredwell 2-0-11-0

Tredwell to Barresi, no run, forward onto middle and off, blocked off an edge to midwicket


Tredwell to Barresi, no run, goes for the reverse paddle but it bounces and strikes him in the grille!


Tredwell to Barresi, no run, fuller length, driven back to the bowler where Tredwell does just enough to save the single


Tredwell to Barresi, 1 run, floated up, worked off the stumps through midwicket


Tredwell to Myburgh, 1 run, tossed right up, Myburgh was lining up a big slog sweep again, didn't get all of it and edged out to deep midwicket


Tredwell to Barresi, 1 run, down the track and driven to long-off

End of over 9 (3 runs) Netherlands 70/1 (RR: 7.77)

    • W Barresi 18 (16b 1x4 1x6)
    • SJ Myburgh 31 (23b 5x4 1x6)
    • JC Tredwell 3-0-14-0
    • SD Parry 1-0-15-0

Time for slippery Ravi Bopara...


Bopara to Barresi, 2 runs, full, driven wide of long-off and they can get back for a couple


Bopara to Barresi, 1 leg bye, slides onto the pads, tucked in front of short long leg for a sharp single


Bopara to Myburgh, 1 run, touch short, Myburgh rocks back to cut and finds deep cover


Bopara to Barresi, no run, Barresi gives himself room, Bopara goes wide of off stump and the batsman can't reach it


Bopara to Barresi, 1 run, touch short, pulled out to deep-backward square leg


Bopara to Myburgh, no run, length on middle and leg, tucked in front of square leg but the fielding is sharp so no single

End of over 10 (5 runs) Netherlands 75/1 (RR: 7.50)

    • SJ Myburgh 32 (25b 5x4 1x6)
    • W Barresi 21 (20b 1x4 1x6)
    • RS Bopara 1-0-4-0
    • JC Tredwell 3-0-14-0

Tredwell to Barresi, 1 wide, this turns down the leg side, Barresi had stepped out of his ground and missed it, Buttler whips the bails off in a flash and we'll go upstairs for the stumping. It looks like by a frame, Barresi is back in his ground, just managing to turn around quickly enough to ground his bat


Tredwell to Barresi, 1 run, full length turned wide of midwicket for a sharp single


Tredwell to Myburgh, 2 runs, floated up on middle and leg, clipped with solid timing, long-on has a lot of work to do and does well to save four running to his left


Tredwell to Myburgh, FOUR, more air, batsmen forward and meets this on the full, sweeping to good effect through square leg


Tredwell to Myburgh, no run, forward press into the covers


Tredwell to Myburgh, no run, full length, driven hard but right back to the bowler


Tredwell to Myburgh, 1 run, forward pushing just past the bowler's left for a quick run and that's the fifty partnership in 44 balls, solid work

End of over 11 (9 runs) Netherlands 84/1 (RR: 7.63)

    • SJ Myburgh 39 (30b 6x4 1x6)
    • W Barresi 22 (21b 1x4 1x6)
    • JC Tredwell 4-0-23-0
    • RS Bopara 1-0-4-0

Bopara to Myburgh, OUT, oh dear full toss on leg stump, Myburgh wheels it down the leg side but straight to deep-backward square! What a terrible dismissal. A dreadful delivery that should have gone miles but Myburgh has plucked out the deep fielder to perfection who pockets the catch, bad loss for the Dutch, especially in that fashion

SJ Myburgh c Hales b Bopara 39 (45m 31b 6x4 1x6) SR: 125.80


Bopara to TLW Cooper, no run, full outside off stump, driven at and missed


Bopara to TLW Cooper, 1 bye, length ball that slides back into the right hand and beats his attempted forcing stroke on the off side, Buttler can't take it


Bopara to Barresi, 1 run, slower ball outside off, driven out to deep cover


Bopara to TLW Cooper, 1 run, back and clipping a ball just short of a length through midwicket


Bopara to Barresi, no run, full just outside off, driven firmly to cover

End of over 12 (3 runs) Netherlands 87/2 (RR: 7.25)

    • W Barresi 23 (23b 1x4 1x6)
    • TLW Cooper 1 (3b)
    • RS Bopara 2-0-6-1
    • JC Tredwell 4-0-23-0

England just bringing things back their way here. Netherlands trying to set up a late-innings charge but it's more difficult now Myburgh is gone. Parry is back...


Parry to TLW Cooper, no run, length ball slides on, Cooper was back and got a thick edge into his pad


Parry to TLW Cooper, 1 run, forward this time and clipping down to long-on


Parry to Barresi, 1 run, leg stump and clipped backward of square for a quick single


Parry to TLW Cooper, 1 run, leg side push for an easy one past midwicket


Parry to Barresi, FOUR, a brief step to leg and room to lift over extra-cover, nicely timed and in the gap, first four for a while


Parry to Barresi, 1 run, firm drive back to the bowler who can't save it

End of over 13 (8 runs) Netherlands 95/2 (RR: 7.30)

    • W Barresi 29 (26b 2x4 1x6)
    • TLW Cooper 3 (6b)
    • SD Parry 2-0-23-0
    • RS Bopara 2-0-6-1

Bopara to Barresi, 1 run, full length wide of off stump, driven firmly out to deep cover


Bopara to TLW Cooper, no run, slower ball, full length, driven to point


Bopara to TLW Cooper, 1 run, full length on off stump, punched down to long-on


Bopara to Barresi, no run, some width offered, batsman takes a huge swing at it and mistimes it back up the wicket


Bopara to Barresi, 2 runs, back and cut hard in the air, Broad leaps at point but can't hold onto a one-handed chance, he tips it over the bar but saves four


Bopara to Barresi, 1 run, slower ball on off stump, driven with the angle out to long-on and that brings the hundred up

End of over 14 (5 runs) Netherlands 100/2 (RR: 7.14)

    • W Barresi 33 (30b 2x4 1x6)
    • TLW Cooper 4 (8b)
    • RS Bopara 3-0-11-1
    • SD Parry 2-0-23-0

Bresnan comes back...


Bresnan to Barresi, 1 run, short ball pulled out to deep square leg


Bresnan to TLW Cooper, 1 run, short again, pulled again, low chance to Hales at deep midwicket and he's dropped it should have been taken reaching forward


Bresnan to Barresi, 1 run, slower ball, driven off a thick inside edge down to long leg


Bresnan to TLW Cooper, 1 run, another slower ball, middle and leg line, turned down to long leg


Bresnan to Barresi, 2 wides, short, batsman evades it, Buttler jumps and can only palm it, did well to get anything on it, it was miles over the batsman's head


Bresnan to TLW Cooper, no run, full ball outside off, big swing and a miss


Bresnan to TLW Cooper, no run, excellent yorker, dug out on the bounce to the keeper

Very good over from Bresnan and should have had a wicket...

End of over 15 (6 runs) Netherlands 106/2 (RR: 7.06)

    • TLW Cooper 6 (12b)
    • W Barresi 35 (32b 2x4 1x6)
    • TT Bresnan 2-0-11-0
    • RS Bopara 3-0-11-1

Bopara to Barresi, 1 run, slower on leg stump turned in front of short long leg, quick run


Bopara to TLW Cooper, 1 run, full and driven down to long-on


Bopara to Barresi, no run, sets himself for the reverse paddle and missed a ball outside off stump


Bopara to Barresi, 1 run, steps to the off side and paddles to leg, on the bounce to deep square leg


Bopara to TLW Cooper, 1 run, swept hard off the stumps, not much connection, lands well short of the deep midwicket


Bopara to Barresi, no run, goes for the reverse paddle again and missed complete again

Top spell from Bopara who has been underused in this tournament...

End of over 16 (4 runs) Netherlands 110/2 (RR: 6.87)

    • W Barresi 37 (36b 2x4 1x6)
    • TLW Cooper 8 (14b)
    • RS Bopara 4-0-15-1
    • TT Bresnan 2-0-11-0

Netherlands need a big kick here to get up to something competitive. Broad to bowl...


Broad to TLW Cooper, OUT, full of length just outside off stump, swung hard over the off side, in comes Jordan and he holds a blinder! So many put down by England but here, running back, Jordan has reached out with one hand and claimed it superbly. Cooper got it off the toe end

TLW Cooper c Jordan b Broad 8 (18m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 53.33


Broad to Barresi, no run, down the track, swings at a length ball and misses completely, it goes over the stumps


Broad to Barresi, 1 run, a step to the off side and then the leg, swing at a full ball gets a wild outside edge to third man but it lands well short


Broad to Borren, no run, short, big swing, misses


Broad to Borren, FOUR, short just outside off, a gentle uppercut and runs it just out of the reach of a leaping Buttler, nicely played


Broad to Borren, no run, slower ball, chipped in the air towards cover but well short of the fielder

End of over 17 (5 runs) Netherlands 115/3 (RR: 6.76)

    • PW Borren 4 (3b 1x4)
    • W Barresi 38 (38b 2x4 1x6)
    • SCJ Broad 3-0-11-2
    • RS Bopara 4-0-15-1

Back comes Jordan. Netherlands need a big kick...


Jordan to Barresi, 1 leg bye, full on leg stump, just some pad to long leg


Jordan to Borren, 1 run, length ball, swung down the ground from the crease off the splice of the bat, it runs just past the bowler


Jordan to Barresi, 1 run, step to leg and hit hard to deep cover, just straight to the fielder


Jordan to Borren, no run, short outside off, goes to swing to leg and misses


Jordan to Borren, no run, full at the leg stump, strikes the pad and goes nowhere


Jordan to Borren, no run, excellent yorker, Borren tries to dig it out down to third man but can only find backward point

End of over 18 (3 runs) Netherlands 118/3 (RR: 6.55)

    • PW Borren 5 (7b 1x4)
    • W Barresi 39 (40b 2x4 1x6)
    • CJ Jordan 2-0-12-0
    • SCJ Broad 3-0-11-2

No real go-forward from the Dutch since Myburgh got out, they're selling themselves short here...


Broad to Barresi, 1 wide, bumper, too short say the umpires


Broad to Barresi, 2 runs, length, Barresi clears the front leg and tries to swing wide of long-on, Jordan does well but they come back for two


Broad to Barresi, SIX, full delivery, a smooth strike with an open face and lifts it over extra-cover and the timing is A1 because that carries for six


Broad to Barresi, 1 run, full again, tried to go leg side this time but can only find deep square leg


Broad to Borren, no run, short, Borren ran down the track at it, swiped to leg and missed


Broad to Borren, 2 runs, full ball angled in at the body, forced down to long leg, they charge back for a second that is never on and this is a run out by miles. But oh dear, Buttler has broken the stumps with his arm before he catches the ball, another silly error from the keeper and Borren survives


Broad to Borren, 1 wide, full and wide down leg


Broad to Borren, OUT, slower ball, tries to be slapped down the ground but a weak connection and a simple catch to mid-off where Parry takes it on the edge of the circle. Pretty ugly innings from Borren really with that mistimed final stroke summing it up

PW Borren c Parry b Broad 7 (14m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 70.00

End of over 19 (13 runs) Netherlands 131/4 (RR: 6.89)

    • W Barresi 48 (43b 2x4 2x6)
    • SCJ Broad 4-0-24-3
    • CJ Jordan 2-0-12-0

Last over, Netherlands need a pick-up here...


Jordan to Barresi, no run, low full toss, carved to point, Bukhari wanted a single that was never there, Broad didn't go for the direct hit at the non-striker's end...


Jordan to Barresi, OUT, full and straight, Barresi looks to hit over the leg side, misses completely and the stumps are scattered. It wasn't the perfect yorker but full and straight at pace is often effective enough and so it proved there. Decent hand from Barresi but couldn't take this innings forward for his side

W Barresi b Jordan 48 (66m 45b 2x4 2x6) SR: 106.66


Jordan to BN Cooper, no run, bumper, Cooper tried to scoop it over the leg side but missed completely


Jordan to BN Cooper, 1 leg bye, goes for another leg side scoop and at least gets something on this, well actually it was flush off the helmet! It runs to square leg and they take a leg bye


Jordan to Mudassar Bukhari, no run, follows the batsman who stepped to leg and tried to swing it away over the on side, merely gets struck on the pad and it runs to Buttler


Jordan to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, full toss, clothed down the ground, it goes nowhere really but they get a single to finish

That innings got steadily worse for Netherlands and they couldn't take advantage of their bright start. After Stephan Myburgh there was no real danger for England who have put in a solid performance with the ball for the first time in this tournament. 134 should be straightforward target and the chase begins in 10 minutes...

End of over 20 (2 runs) Netherlands 133/5

    • Mudassar Bukhari 1 (2b)
    • BN Cooper 0 (2b)
    • CJ Jordan 3-0-13-1
    • SCJ Broad 4-0-24-3
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