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Netherlands stun hosts England

June 6, 2009 22:58 IST
Ravi Bopara in action

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.

Netherlands stun hosts England

June 6, 2009 22:58 IST
Luke Wright
England's other opener Luke Wright also shone with the bat, hitting 71 off 49deliveries.

Netherlands stun hosts England

June 6, 2009 22:58 IST
Luke Wright (left) celebrates his half century

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.

Netherlands stun hosts England

June 6, 2009 22:58 IST
Bas Zuiderent is stumped by James Foster
The Netherlands' Bas Zuiderent is stumped by England's James Foster for 12.

Netherlands stun hosts England

June 6, 2009 22:58 IST
Edgar Shiferli celebrates after winning
The Netherlands' Edgar Shiferli (second from right) celebrates as the winning runs are scored.

Netherlands stun hosts England

June 6, 2009 22:58 IST
Jeroen Smits (centre) celebrates with the team
The Netherlands' captain Jeroen Smits (centre) celebrates with the team after the upset win.