ten Doeschate ton not enough for Dutch

Nagpur, India – Ryan ten Doeschate’s superb allround show went in vain as Netherlands went down by six wickets to England in a Group B match in ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 at the VCA Stadium on Tuesday.

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Riding on ten Doeschate's 119 (110b, 9x4, 3x6), Netherlands posted 292-6 in their 50 overs. In the chase, England overhauled the target in 48.4 overs to finish at 296-4.

Earlier ten Doeschate shared a crucial 78-run stand with Tom Cooper (47) for the third wicket. He then added a further 64 runs with Tom de Grooth (28) for the fifth wicket. To finish things off ten Doeschate added 61 runs for the sixth wicket with skipper Peter Borren (35 not out). The five-over batting powerplay yield 51 runs as the Dutch smashed 101 runs in the final 10 overs.

For England, James Anderson (0-72), Stuart Broad (2-65) were expensive with the ball.

In reply, England got off to a confident start with skipper Andrew Strauss (88: 83b, 9x4) and Kevin Pietersen (39) adding 105 for the opening wicket. Later, Jonathan Trott (62: 65b, 4x4) held the innings together. Ian Bell contributed a useful 33 as England held its nerves to script a win.

In the bowling, ten Doeschate performed well with the ball as well picking up 2-47 from his 10 overs.