23 Feb 2011

Dutch give England a run for their money

5:58 am on 23 February 2011

England laboured to a first up victory at the Cricket World Cup after being set a challenging target by the Netherlands.

The Dutch cashed in on shoddy English bowling and sloppy fielding to score a impressive 292 for 6, in an innings anchored by Ryan ten Doeschate, who played for Canterbury in this summer's Twenty20 competition.

He made a brilliant 119 off 110 balls.

But England eventually achieved their target with eight balls and six wickets to spare.