England fail to build on Wright stuff
The Netherlands staged a gutsy fightback as England made 162 for five
in the the opening match of the ICC World Twenty20 at Lord?s here on
England had been on a course for a huge total during a century
first-wicket stand between Ravi Bopara (46) and Luke Wright, who top
scored with 71..
But from 102 for none in the 12th over, England lost five wickets for
51 runs as their innings petered out.
Essex all-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate took two for 35 in his four
overs as England, 89 without loss at the half-way mark, only managed 73
in the final 10 overs during an innings without a single six.
Bopara got England off to an ideal start by carving the first ball of
the innings from left-arm quick Dirk Nannes, who has played at Lord?s
for Middlesex, for four before square driving him to the boundary later
The duo shared a century stand in 71 balls before Bopara, in sight of
his fifty, gave his Essex team-mate ten Doeschate a wicket when he holed
out to Seelaar at long-on. Bopara?s runs had come in 36 balls with seven
Wright though did get to his fifty, off 37 balls with five fours..
The Netherlands turned 102 for one into 113 for two when Owais Shah went
cheaply but Wright, giving himslf room outside leg-stump, flayed Nannes
through the offside for four.
But Eoin Morgan, like Shah playing on his Middlesex home ground, also
fell cheaply when he reverse-swept Peter Borren straight to Bas
Zuiderent and England were eroding their fine start. LONDON, AFP
R. Bopara c Seelaar b ten Doeschate 46
L. Wright c Borren b ten Doeschate 71
O. Shah c Kervezee b Schiferli 5
E. Morgan c Zuiderent b Borren 6
P. Collingwood c Schiferli b Seelaar 11
R. Key not out 10
J. Foster not out 3
EXTRAS (w10) 10
TOTAL (5 wkts, 20 overs) 162
DID NOT BAT: A Rashid, S Broad, R Sidebottom, J Anderson
FALL OF WICKETS: 1-102 (Bopara), 2-113 (Shah), 3-127 (Morgan), 4-144 (Wright), 5-
BOWLING: Nannes 4-0-30-0 (3w); Schiferli 4-0-33-1; ten Doeschate 4-0-35-2 (2w);
Seelaar 4-0-33-1; Borren 4-0-31-1 (5w)