CHITTAGONG: England slumped to an embarrassing 45-run defeat by the Netherlands at the World Twenty20 on Monday to end their T20 campaign on a low point.
England, already eliminated from the tournament after defeats by New Zealand and South Africa, were bowled out for 88 chasing a modest 134 for victory in their final Group One super 10 match in Chittagong.
England’s 88 was the lowest total ever posted by a full-member Test side against an associate nation in the shortest format of the game.
Mudassar Bukhari and Logan van Beek claimed three wickets each, as Netherlands proved their mettle once again with a splendid performance in the field. While Bukhari and van Beek claimed three wickets each, Peter Borren and Timm van der Gugten bagged one scalp each.
In a modest chase of 134, England were off to a disastrous start as they lost as many as four wickets at a paltry total of 32 after 8.1 overs. In the third over, left-handed Michael Lumb was trapped in front of the wickets by Bukhari for six off eight balls.
Bukhari (3-12) did the damage with the new ball, taking the openers out while van Geek (3-9) accounted for the lower middle order as England capitulated to be all out with 14 balls to spare.
“At the halfway stage, I thought it’s going to be hard work out there but when we took four wickets in powerplay, we thought we had a good chance there.”
Broad, who said he was unsure if he would continue leading the team, took three wickets for 24 runs as the bowlers restricted the Netherlands to 133 for five wickets after opting to field first.
Wesley Barresi top-scored for the Dutch with a 48 and added 50 for the second wicket with opener Stephan Myburgh (39) to lay the foundation for their total.
Netherlands: 133 for 5 in 20 overs (Stephan Myburgh 39, Wesley Barresi 48; Stuart Broad 3 for 24, Chris Jordan 1 for 13Ravi Bopara 1 for 15) beat England: 88 in 17.4 overs (Alex Hales 12, Ravi Bopara 18; Mudassar Bukhari 3 for 11, Logan van Beek 3 for 9) by 45 runs.
Man of the Match: Mudassar Bukhari