Ravi Bopara and Paul Collingwood hit 30 not out each as England reach 296 for four to win by six wickets and eight deliveries to spare.
Ravi Bopara takes a big risk as he takes on the long-off fielder, but clears the boundary by a long way. The bowlers Loots is not very pleased as ten Doeschate misjudges the ball on the boundary, but anyways the catch would have been very difficult to complete had he even got to it.
Bopara then lofts a full toss over midwicket for another four and takes England to victory with another boundary off the next ball through that same over.
England register a not so convincing six-wicket victory and also chase down the third highest score in the history of the World Cup.
England survive a real scare as the Dutch's inexperience showed up in the closing stages.
But definitely, the star of the match was Ryan Ten Doeschate, who slammed 119 with the bat and then claimed two wickets with the ball.
England will need to get things in order pretty soon. They next face favourites India in a high-voltage clash in Bangalore, on Sunday.
Collingwood does it again. He brings out the paddle sweep for a boundary through fine leg and once again it is off the first ball of the over from Seelaar.
Another over that fetches England 10 runs and they now need 13 from 12 balls.
Paul Collingwood makes his intentions clear. He plays the paddle sweep against medium pacer Loots for a boundary over the fine leg boundary, placed inside the circle.
Bopara chips one down the ground but it fell short of the field at long-on.
Good over for England as they score 10 runs from that over, now need 23 from 18 balls for victory.
Pieter Seelaar, perhaps the best bowler for the Dutch today, is unlucky. He tempted Paul Collingwood with a flighted delivery, who steps out but is lucky to get an inside edge that takes it away from the wicketkeeper.
Seelaar keeps things tight with some intelligent bowling, conceding just four runs in the 46th over. England now need 33 from the remaining 24 balls for victory. Will they keep their nerves in a pressure situation?
Bukhari follows that Doeschate over with a poor over. He failed to control his length and often drifted on the pads, conceding a boundary in the process courtesy of an inside edge from Collingwood.
Eight runs come from that over as England reach 249-4 in 44 overs.
In the next over, Bernard Loots starts off well with a couple of dot balls. But Collingwood takes off the pressure by lofting another slower delivery over mid-off for a four.
A welcome boundary for the Poms as they reach 256-4 in 45 overs, needing 37 from the last five overs. They are cutting it really close here!
Ten Doeschate gives the Netherlands some hope with wickets in successive overs. This time Bell tries an outrageous shot as he gives himself room and tries to drive through the off-side but missed it completely and lost his middle stump.
Bell, who made 33 from 40 balls, was looking to up the tempo but failed.
England have now lost two wickets in the Batting Powerplay, needing 52 from the last seven overs for victory. Can the Dutch pull off an upset here?
Sadly, for the Dutch, their hero of the match, Ten Doeschate has finished his spell. He took two for 47 in ten overs in addition to his superb century earlier in the day.
Ian Bell settle England's nerves by giving himself room and hitting Bukhari through the covers for a much-needed boundary for his team.
England are the favourites at the moment, needing 56 runs from the last eight overs. They still have three more overs of the Batting Powerplay to come.
Dutch need a few quick wickets, but it doesn't seem likely anytime soon.
Ryan ten Doeschate does it for the Dutch yet again!
He slipped one down the leg side, which Trott missed and wicketkeeper Barresi completed a smart stumping.
Trott made 62 from 65 balls, before losing his wicket at possibly the worst time for England. They had just taken the Batting Powerplay and it remains to be seen whether they will take on the bowlers in the next five overs after that wicket.
Berend Westdijk comes on for a new spell, but bowls a poor over first up. Trott gets another boundary, guiding a short ball on the pads through the fine leg region.
The lack of depth in the Dutch bowling exposed today. Despite having a huge score to defend, they have not been able to put England under pressure at any stage during the run chase.
Seelaar gives away seven runs in his eighth over as 15 runs come off the last two overs without England taking any sort of risk.
Meanwhile, England take the Batting Powerplay and get a huge cheer from the sparse gathering in the stadium. England need 71 from the last ten overs for victory.
Trott goes past the half-century for the tenth time in 19 ODIs. He brought up his seventh ODI fifty from 59 balls.
He needs to carry on and finish the match for England.
The required run rate has crept over the seven-run mark for the first time in England's run chase. The T20 world champions still not looking to break free.
England cross the 200-run mark, in the 37th over, needing another 93 runs from the last seven overs.
Are England leaving it too late out here? A few good overs or a couple of quick wickets will trigger panic in the English camp.
Jonathan Trott shows England's desperation as he gives himself and cuts Bukhari through the point region for a boundary, the first after nearly eight overs.
Trott continuing his recent good run as he eases to 46 from 52 balls, while Ian Bell on 14.
Dutch seem to be running out of time and ideas to make a match of this. England are slowly but steadily chasing down the target with ease.
The mandatory ball change takes place after 34 overs. Wondering when England will take their Batting Powerplay and look to attack the new ball?
At the moment, England are content to deal in singles and twos despite the run rate climbing to around the 7-runs per over mark.
At the end of that over by Loots, England 189-2 in 35 overs, needing another 104 runs in 90 balls for victory.
The Netherlands still making England earn their runs with some disciplined bowling. Just 15 runs have come from the last four overs and they now need 113 runs from 102 balls @6.64.
No boundaries for the last five overs and Dutch bring back Seelaar, who bowled a good first spell of one for 22 in five overs, including the key wicket of Pietersen.
The wicket still looks good for batting and having seen Trott bat in the seven-match ODI series in Australia last month, I would fancy England to chase down the runs.
Bernard Loots replaces Ten Doeschate, who bowled a long spell of eight overs, giving away 36 runs.
But England seem to be having no problem against the medium pacers and milking the bowling with considerable ease.
Dutch must be sorely missing a quality spinner now and their only hope now rests on England making a few mistakes against the medium pacers...like Strauss obliged them.
Medium pacer Mudassar Bukhari finally delivers the breakthrough for the Netherlands.
Strauss, after cracking innings of 88 from 83 balls, pulls a short delivery straight into the hands of Cooper on the square leg boundary.
Nasser Hussain on commentatory says: "The pull shot..this is how Strauss was out on a few occassions in Australia."
Wonder why the Dutch didn't try this ploy earlier!
The very next ball stays low as Trott somehow manages to keep it out as Bukhari comes up with a very good comeback over.
So finally England break the shackles, Trott gets his right in his second attempt with the reverse sweep as he hits Cooper for a boundary.
It is the first boundary for England after a long wait of 74 balls. In the same over, the duo also bring up their 50-run partnership from 60 balls for the second wicket.
Trott helps himself to another boundary, driving a juicy half volley through the covers.
The Cooper experiment has failed for the Dutch with 23 runs conceded in his first three overs.
At the halfway stage, the match is evenly poised. England 136-1 in 25 overs, need another 157 runs in another 150 deliveries for victory.
It is too early to say but another wicket here would set the cat among the pigeons. The Dutch are looking to bowl out tight overs and hoping England commit a mistake. But England are not worried, they are getting easy singles and twos, so why try for boundaries?
Cooper makes a decent start giving away six runs, but England's wait for that elusive boundary continues.
Even Strauss has slowed down to 74 from 67 balls, and you wouldn't expect Trott either to go on the attack right away as he eases to nine from 16 balls.
Meanwhile, as England get bogged down let's have a look at their record batting second, which is not encouraging either according to
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"England have only ever chased down 293 or higher in a One Day International on three occasions."
Another good over by Ryan ten Doeschate, who earlier starred with the bat with a cracking century.
Andrew Strauss needs to do something similar. He has raced to 70 from 63 balls, with the help of nine fours.
Meanwhile, the Dutch make a change, bringing in off-spinner Tom Cooper to replace left-arm spinner Seelaar, who bowled a good opening spell of one for 22 in five overs.
Netherlands have managed to string a few tight overs here. The last five overs, bowled in tandem by Pieter Seelar and Ryan ten Doeschate, have fetched just 21 runs with the former getting the key wicket of Pietersen.
Seven overs have passed since the last boundary and the required run rate has crept above the six mark.
If Netherlands can continue, England will need to make a move on.
Kevin Pieterson goes. A checked off drive goes straight to Borren at short-cover. The left-arm spinner Seelaar has struck. 105-1 in the 17th over. Peiterson gone for 39 in 61 balls. Jonathan Trott comes in. Strauss, meanwhile, is looking imperious.
What could have been a tricky chase is suddenly seeming like a walk in the park. It's early days yet but on the evidence of the first 15 overs, things look good for England. Pietersen has looked subdued but Strauss' aggression has meant that there is not pressure of a mounting run rate. Even the first look of spin from left-armer P Seelaar was innocuous. 92-0 in 15.
England cruising in the early part of this chase. The bowling is non-threatening and the openers have both gotten into the 30s without and fuss or excitement. Strauss is the more aggressive of the two and England are well above the required run rate. The Dutch need some inspiration or luck. 83-0 in 13.
The England 50 is up in the 9th over. The openers look untroubled and have gone about at run-a-ball without taking undue risks. After a flurry of early fours, they have settled down to milking the bowling with an occasional attacking shot. 52-0 after 9
The Dutch opening attack of M Bukhari and B Westdijk look friendly medium. Pietersen and Strauss look quite comfortable and showing a lot of intent.
As expected when chasing a big total, England come out firing. Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Strauss begin with a flurry of boundaries. 32-0 after 4 overs
England have a tough chase under lights against the minnows. A spirited Netherlands, led by Ryan ten Doeschate, who hit a superb 119, have scored an extremely competitive 292. Lets see if they are equally gutsy with the ball.
Ryan ten Doeschate's career-best 119 guided the Netherlands to 292 for 6 against England in the teams' World Cup opener in Group B in Nagpur on Tuesday.
After the Dutch won the toss and elected to bat, Ten Doeschate dominated during partnerships with Tom Cooper (47) and Tom de Grooth before asserting himself during a sixth-wicket stand of 61 from 32 balls with captain Peter Borren, who was uneaten on 35.
The Netherlands' total is its best against a Test-playing nation at a World Cup, surpassing its 230-6 against England in 1996.
18:28 Ryan ten Doeschat has put the Netherlands high in the saddle with his second World Cup century.
Earlier, the South Africa-born batsman scored a century against Bermuda in the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies.
Riding high on Ryan ten Doeschate's century Netherlands finish with 296 for six in 50 overs.
Petere Borren remained unbeaten on 35, along with Mudassar Bukhari, on six.
Doeschate scored 119 off 110 ball that included nine fours and three sixes
He got to his century, thanks to an overthrow-- his fourth ODI ton.
He got to his hundred with five runs -- record of sorts, maybe first bat to get to the landmar with a five.
Netherlandswere 233 for five after 44.3 overs. Doeschate 103 off 98 balls.
Tom de Grooth is cleaned up by Broad. With the Powerplay taken, Netherlands were looking for some quick runs. Netherlands took the powerplay in the 43rd over.
During the batting powerplay only three players are allowed outside the circle.
Batting powerplay being taken -- 43rd over.
Doeschate 84 off 91 balls; Groth 28 off 28.
Their partnership if 60 grom 55 balls.
The Netherlands look as if they will put up more than 250
End of the 37th over. Collingwood takes over from Swann. Fve runs from the over.
Doschate 64 off 77 balls; includes two sixes and four fours.
Doschate is going great. He is on 65 off 78 balls. England have tried everything to dislodge him, but in vain.
Swann is off -- he picked 2 for 35 from ten; not a bad effort
Swann ends Bas Zuiderent's struggle in the middle. After facing 10 balls and surviving a close leg-before-wicket shout, Zuiderent was on his way back after giving a simple catch to Collingwood.
Doschate is on 54, while de Grooth is yet to open his account.
Swanny now has two wickets to his name -- the only shining point in an otherwise a dull day for England.
Doschate stands tall, completing a well-deserved half-century.Along with Tom de Grooth he willbe hoping to light up the stadium.
Graeme Swann strikes in his first over -- hasWesley Barresi stumped by Matt Prior for 29.
Netherlands, despite losing two wickets,are off to a good start.They are 50 in just 10.2 overs.
Cooper is joined by Ryan Doeschate in the middle.
Bresnan, after a good first over,came in for a rough treatment from Tom Cooper.
Netherlands after winning toss is off to a decent start. Openers Kervezee and Barresi are taking on the English bowlers.
Kervezee seems to be the man in touch, having hit two boundaries, while Barresi thrashed one to the fence.
Netherlands openers Alexei Kervezee and Wesley Barresi come out to bat as England start off with Jimmy Anderson.
Interestingly the last time the two teams met was in World Twenty20, where the Oranje beat England in the final over.
14:22 Netherlands win toss:
Netherlands win the toss and elect to bat first against England in the Group B match of the World Cup in Nagpur.
England have included Ravi Bopara and Graeme Swann.
Netherlands: A Kervezee, W Barresi, T Cooper, R ten Doeschate, B Zuiderent, T de Grooth, P Borren, Mudassar Bukhari, P Seelaar, B Loots, B Westdijk
England: A Strauss, K Pietersen, J Trott, I Bell, P Collingwood, R Bopara, M Prior, T Bresnan, S Broad, G Swann, J Anderson