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Netherlands stun hosts England

June 6, 2009 22:58 IST

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England's Ravi Bopara gave England a solid start to the second edition of the Twenty20 World Cup by hitting the first ball of the slam-bang event for a boundary off Dirk Nannes.

He went on to score 46 off 34 deliveries as England put up 162 for 5 in their 20 overs.

The Netherlands, in reply, hit up 163, the winning runs coming off the last delivery of the match.


Image: Ravi Bopara in action
Photographs: Reuters
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England's other opener Luke Wright also shone with the bat, hitting 71 off 49deliveries.

Image: Luke Wright

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Wright (left) celebrates his half century as Owais Shah watches.

Wright and Bopara hit boundaries with ease and rotated the strike to keep the scoreboard ticking.


Image: Luke Wright (left) celebrates his half century

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The Netherlands' Bas Zuiderent is stumped by England's James Foster for 12.

Image: Bas Zuiderent is stumped by James Foster

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The Netherlands' Edgar Shiferli (second from right) celebrates as the winning runs are scored.

Image: Edgar Shiferli celebrates after winning

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The Netherlands' captain Jeroen Smits (centre) celebrates with the team after the upset win.

Image: Jeroen Smits (centre) celebrates with the team

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