World Twenty20 as it happened

Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 59 runs to reach the World Twenty20 semi-finals, after the Netherlands shock England.

31 March 2014 Last updated at 08:52 GMT

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  1. 17:53: 

    We also have Bangladesh against Australia - two teams without a victory - in the battle to avoid finishing bottom of Group One. What on earth is going to happen in that one? We hope you will be with us to find out, and until then, with the clatter of wickets still ringing in our ears, thanks for your company today and cheerio for now.


    In today's two matches we have seen exactly 400 runs, and more significantly 34 wickets fall in 72.3 overs. Scintillating stuff and it means that Sri Lanka finish at the top of Group One.

    So India will play South Africa in the second semi-final on 4 April and on Tuesday the Sri Lankans will discover their semi-finals opponents when West Indies meet Pakistan in Mirpur in the last of the group matches.

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    Sri Lanka skipper Lasith Malinga: "This wicket has played slow. I trusted my spinners. We have a good opportunity now in the semi-finals in Dhaka because it turns there."


    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum: "We still knew there was a lot of hard work to go; we needed to be positive. The wicket was a lot drier than we thought so that was frustrating after bowling first to see it not skid on like we expected. But credit to Sri Lanka - they blew us away and all the best to them in the semi-finals."


    Surely even the most ardent supporters of Netherlands wicketkeeper Wesley Barresi would not have expected him to be the top-scorer in the two matches at Chittagong today? But his 48 was the highest of the four innings, and the Dutch 133-5 the largest of the four totals.

    Shaun Pollock, Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was a catastrophic effort from England and now New Zealand have been humbled. Who would have thought it? I have to ask the selectors for the Sri Lanka team, where has Herath been!"

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    Adz wire Gibo: New Zealand are making England look pretty decent at T20!!!

  9. 15.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Boult c Jayawardene b Herath 3 (NZ 60-9)

    Difficult to believe. Boult steers to slip, Herath has five wickets for three runs from three-and-a-half overs, and with Anderson unable to bat, Sri Lanka have beaten New Zealand by 59 runs.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "Oh no! The last thing New Zealand could have wanted and it is now all rather similar to the way the England innings went."

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  12. 15.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Williamson run out 42 (NZ 60-8)

    That surely is the last hope gone for New Zealand. The similarities with England's demise continue because that contained a farcical run out as well.

  13. 15 overs: 
    NZ 59-7 (target 120)

    Many are speculating as to who is calling the shots out there, with so many former captains on the field. Malinga is the man listed as skipper and he should be quick to take the plaudits for some tactical mastery. He hasn't got his trademark yorker quite right yet, however, clipped away for a boundary by Williamson. Herath still one has over remember, a chance to improve on figures of 4-2 from three overs.

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    Vinny Person: Probably the performance of the tournament from a bowling and fielding perspective. NZ are being thoroughly embarrassed here.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "This is terrible for New Zealand. Trent Boult in now and he is not in the team for his batting and he is showing why. It is a hopeless situation for him really. It is brilliant the way the Sri Lankans have mesmerised the Kiwis."

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  16. 13.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Mills lbw b Senanayake 4 (NZ 51-7)

    Those hopes are now even more faint. An attempted reverse sweep made no contact. Over-confidence from the tailender, stick to the lusty thump surely? Replays show it was sliding down the leg-side but unlike in many a recent Test series, Hawkeye and video referrals are not a factor in this tournament.

  17. 13 overs: 
    NZ 50-6

    Williamson is still there for the Kiwis, scoring at nearly a run-a-ball. He hits Mathews for a four but looks to have broken his bat with a toe-ended effort later in the over. Mills is a useful lower order batsman, however, and he thumps another boundary through the covers to maintain his team's faint hopes.

  18. 12 overs: 
    NZ 39-6 (target 120)

    There is plenty of spin from Senanayake, his action is not one of purity it has to be said, another in the line of unorthodox Sri Lankan bowlers, but there is only a single from the over and on a wearing pitch the required rate is now in excess of 10 per over.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "What a feeble dismissal. He has clipped it to the one man in the circle who makes the catch - simple as that. Deary me. I cannot believe I have just seen that. This is terrible and that was an extraordinary shot. I would not have taken Herath off, but it does not seem to have made much difference."

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  20. 11 overs: 
    NZ 38-6

    Williamson comes down the pitch to carve Mathews over mid-on for four, the first boundary since the fifth over.

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    Oh Vinoir: New Zealand are being hammered; this must be painful for Kiwis. When Sri Lanka are in this mood, few can compete.

  22. 9.3 overs: 
    WICKET- N McCullum c Mathews b Senanayake (NZ 33-6)

    On a day of soft dismissals this one is right up there. Herath is taken off but Senanayake makes an immediate breakthrough with his third ball, McCullum simply chipping one off the back foot straight to short mid-wicket. Anderson reportedly being shepherded back to the ground through the Chittagong traffic.

  23. 9 overs: 
    NZ 32-5

    I'm not sure this will make many people forget England's 88 all out against the Netherlands but it does show that seemingly straightforward run chases are not always as they seem. Herath has bowled accurately with some occasional turn but it has not exactly been Warne. Mathews continues and the Kiwis can only play him respectfully for two singles. The requirement is 88 from 66 balls, but only five wickets remain - effectively four as Anderson is unlikely to bat.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "This is brilliant bowling from Herath, although it is not mysterious bowling - he is bowling orthodox left-arm spin."

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  25. 7.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Ronchi lbw b Herath 2 (NZ 29-5)

    Herath concedes his first run from his 14th delivery but then strikes again! Ronchi is pinned on the crease and Herath has 4-1 - that is four wickets for one run! We are also hearing that Anderson is in hospital with that hand injury he sustained dropping a catch on the boundary so it's not exactly going according to plan for the Kiwis.

    Rangana Anderson
    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "The Sri Lankans have been brilliant and now it is New Zealand's turn to get a case of the heebie-jeebies. In many ways this is even more thrilling than the first game today."

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  27. 7 overs: 
    NZ 28-4

    The sight of L Malinga steaming in is not what you would like to see if you are the batting team at 23-4 but for the moment normal order is restored with five comfortable singles. But now it's back to Herath on a hat-trick.

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    Shohidur Rahman: New Zealand are choking. They are choking big time.

    Ralph Brooker: What IS going on here? Another one! England's score's looking like a good effort!

    Russel Arnold, Ex-Sri Lanka batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Over the last three overs New Zealand have not scored a run off the bat. Sri Lanka need to keep chipping away and not rush it."

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  30. 6 overs: 
    WICKET- Neesham b Herath 0 (NZ 23-4)

    Absolute carnage. If only dear old Tony Greig was still with us. The left-hander Neesham prods suspiciously forward in timid fashion as if expecting a snake to appear from beneath the surface and is bowled through the gate. Herath has 3-0 from two overs!

    Rangana Herath
  31. 5.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Taylor lbw b Herath 0 (NZ 23-3)

    There is a short-leg in place for the slow left-arm of Herath - and a slip, it's like a Test match in coloured clothing. A huge appeal for lbw against new man Taylor looks out and the next one is. What a start! Taylor departs for a fifth ball duck.

  32. 5 overs: 
    NZ 23-2

    Maybe Ashley Giles will use some of these dismissals as evidence in his case for the defence but the Kiwis are not making it look very easy so far. Williamson heaves the final ball of Kulasekera's over high over mid-wicket for a welcome boundary.

  33. 4 overs: 
    WICKET- B McCullum st Sangakkara b Herath 0 (NZ 18-2)

    It's game on now. The big wicket. McCullum comes storming down the pitch to left-arm spinner Herath and is easily stumped for a duck fifth ball.

    Brendon McCullum
  34. 3.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Guptill run out 5 (NZ 18-1)

    Unnecessary risk from the Kiwis and after Guptill is called for a single and rebuffed halfway down the track by Williamson, Herath's accurate throw from mid-on leaves him with no chance of making his ground. He can only turn in the direction of the pavilion.

    Sri Lanka
  35. 3 overs: 
    NZ 18-0

    It's not going Sri Lanka's way, the old Chinese cut bringing Williamson four off the inside edge past the stumps. Sri Lanka are desperate for a breakthrough and Sangakkara is given a quiet word by avuncular umpire Dar regarding over-ambitious appealing.

  36. 2 overs: 
    NZ 12-0 (target 120)

    Mathews, trotting in in the manner of the previously mentioned Mark Ealham, looks to have kept things respectable with his gentle cutters but the final ball of the over is short and down the leg-side and is swotted away dismissively to the boundary by Williamson.

  37. 1 over: 
    NZ 4-0

    Kulasekera, with six wickets to his name in the tournament thus far, begins proceedings with his seamers and it's a steady start from Guptill, clipping a neat two off the pads.


    New Zealand's Trent Boult: "It's pretty satisfying - the team has done a heck of a job there to restrict a decent side to this score. Half the job done. It is pretty exciting and we will look to our batters now to tick it off and we can move to the rest of the week."

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    Kevin: This should be a straightforward chase but with the Sri Lanka bowlers it may not be easy, big shock if Sri Lanka go out.

    Tom Ash: Sri Lanka's innings shows just how well Netherlands batted to reach 133!


    So only a relatively modest 13 fours and two sixes for the Sri Lankans. Maybe it's not easy against the seamers on this surface. It's not an 88 all out in 17.4 overs against the Netherlands clearly, but let's see how the New Zealanders go. Captain Malinga is leading his team out, with former skippers Jayawardene, Sangakkara and Mathews mere foot soldiers in this instance.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Half the time Sri Lanka were concerned about survival rather than smashing the ball here, there and everywhere."

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  42. 19.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Malinga b Neesham 0 (SL 119 all out)

    The skipper makes a brief and ignominious appearance at the crease, bowled off his pads backing away to leg first ball. He is going to have to do some damage in his more customary role with the ball. It's a low total but that's what England and the Netherlands thought.

    Jimmy Neesham
  43. 19.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Senanayake c Williamson b Neesham 17 (SL 119-9)

    Only two overs of spin then and Neesham bowls the final over, the first ball of which is a rank full toss wide of off-stump that Senanayake, to his dismay, slices to backward point.

  44. 18.2 overs: 
    WICKET- T Perera c Williamson b Mills 16 (SL 116-8)

    A streaky edge brings Perera four but his endeavours come to an end with a catch in the deep as the redoubtable Mills, now 35, picks up his first wicket.

  45. 18 overs: 
    SL 112-7

    Senanayake throws caution to the wind, stepping boldly down the pitch and then dropped on the long-on boundary by Anderson as the ball topples over the rope for six. Anderson has injured his hand as well as his fielding reputation and he's not just putting it on because he has to leave the field.

  46. 17 overs: 
    SL 98-7

    Perera is no Gower but he launches Mills over cover and collects a boundary, almost caught by Guptill slightly in two minds whether to attempt the catch or save the boundary. He attempts the former and fails to stop the latter.

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    Marcel Horsley: Two of the so-called big three ICC members have won one game between them in this World Cup. Relegation battles loom methinks.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Nathan McCullum has done a terrific job. It is just as we said earlier on, it is difficult to see how England can get our of the hole they have dug for themselves, it is also difficult to see how Sri Lanka will get out of their hole too."

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    Sudip Bhaduri, via text: With Mahela gone, so too you feel are Sri Lanka! The Black Caps a good outside bet to win WT20 - highly professional & athletic.

  50. 15.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Kulasekera c N McCullum b McClenaghan 0 (SL 92-7)

    Thisara Perera is not going to play a subtle innings here, that much we can say, with only five overs left, and gets off the mark with an agricultural boundary followed by a two, but he loses Kulasekera first ball, caught at short extra cover off McClenaghan.

    Nuwan Kulasekara
  51. 15 overs: 
    WICKET- Jayawardene b McCullum 25 (SL 85-6)

    The wily McCullum continues from round the wicket and even the phlegmatic Jawayardene must have been feeling the pressure after the first four dot balls, he hits the fifth for four but is bowled round his legs. The big wicket.

    Mahela Jayawardene
  52. 13.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Mathews c Ronchi b McClenaghan 6 (SL 81-5)

    No fireworks from Mathews on this occasion, a straightforward thick edge through to the keeper to give McClenaghan a wicket and only three singles and a wide conceded.

    Mitchell McClenaghan
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    Rachael: Worth remembering SA very nearly got beaten by the Netherlands. Clearly just a bad day for England, not a crisis.. yet.

    Russel Arnold, Ex-Sri Lanka batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "There is now a job to do. Sri Lanka have to keep playing their shots and keep accumulating."

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  55. 13 overs: 
    SL 77-4

    Spin for the first time in the innings and Nathan McCullum firing it in from round the wicket. A reverse sweep from Jayawardene but only singles are accrued and the much-fabled one big over will be needed soon, perhaps more than one.

  56. 12 overs: 
    SL 73-4

    Jayawardene's first boundary, a typically deft glance. This is the little maestro's final World T20 and he will not want to go out at this stage. On his farewell, surely he deserves to be in a final?

    Mahela Jayawardene
  57. 11.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Thirimanne c Guptill b Neesham 20 (SL 65-4)

    The introduction of another seamer, this time a right armer Jimmy Neesham, brings immediate reward with Thirimanne caught deep in the leg-side first ball. How often do the Kiwis go under the radar and punch above their weight in the big matches? There is still time for a Sri Lankan revival however, Angelo Mathews the new batsman, and he's capable of wielding the willow.

  58. 11 overs: 
    SL 65-3 (Jayawardene 12, Thirimanne 20)

    Thirmimanne clips Anderson inches over the outstretched Brendon McCullum, it would have been a comfortable catch for Pakistan left-armer Mohammad Irfan who is thought to be 7ft 1", and it brings a welcome boundary for the Sri Lankans. Still a slip in place for the Kiwis and five inside the circle.

  59. 10 overs: 
    SL 55-3

    A second successive over without a boundary as McClenaghan keeps the ball in the area of uncertainty but the redoubtable Jayawardene is content to keep the scoreboard ticking along, clipping the final ball elegantly for two.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It feels like Ashley Giles has blown it but my feeling is that after a few days they may think 'do we really suddenly change tack after a scatty performance in one Twenty20 game where everything has gone tremendously wrong?'"

  61. 9 overs: 
    SL 50-3

    The left-arm seam continues with another fine over from the chiselled Corey Anderson, Jayawardene very close to chopping the ball onto his stumps off the inside edge.

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    Robert Allen: Typical overreaction. Anyone who thinks this means we're on a par with the Associate nations clearly doesn't understand cricket.

  63. 8 overs: 
    SL 48-3 (Jayawardene 7, Thirimanne 9)

    Thirimanne uses the pace of Boult and angles over the in-field to the third man boundary for the fifth four of the innings, more than England managed of course, but we're not dwelling on that. By Sri Lankan standards it has not been a barnstorming start but there is the capability of much more to come.


    Martijn in Holland: Pippa Middleton, Alan Shearer, Jeremy Clarkson, Geoffrey Boycott, Lewis Hamilton, Dot Cotton, Sir Bradley Wiggins, David Cameron … can you hear me? Your boys took one hell of a beating!

  65. 7 overs: 
    SL 42-3

    Plenty of problems still being posed, the burly left-arm seamer Mitchell McClenaghan introduced and finding the edge of new batsman Lahiru Thirimanne, which just evades the diving Nathan McCullum in the gully.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "The only person who hasn't been stunned into silence by England's defeat is the DJ. I thought it might have shut him up, but it hasn't."

  67. 5.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Sangakkara c Anderson b Boult 4 (SL 35-3)

    Four of the top five run-scorers in the history of this competition are playing in this match and two of them are at the crease now, but not for long, Sangakkara having got off the mark with a glorious cover drive to the boundary, skews an uncharacteristically ungainly stroke to extra cover.

    Trent Boult
  68. 5 overs: 
    SL 30-2

    Although some of us would like to forget that England performance we realise we are your emotional punchbag so please keep your thoughts coming in. England could certainly have used a middle order like these two over the last few years. My favourite three and four was DI Gower and AJ Lamb but however, Jayawardene and Sangakkara are experienced enough to know another wicket cannot fall now and there will be no scoops from them.

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    Nick Borkett: Embarrassed to be an Englishman who loves his cricket

    Mark Dexter: Is Ashley Giles now known as the King of Shame?

    Gareth Sweet: This result an anomaly. Great win vs SL, very close vs SA, unlucky vs NZ. Take this result out then not a bad tournament for Eng.

    Shaun Pollock, Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "He couldn't play his normal Dilscoop, so he tried to play the reverse scoop. Now the two legends Jayawardene and Sangakkara are at the crease and they would love to produce a quality performance to take their team into the knockout phase."

  71. 3.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Dilshan c Ronchi b Boult (SL 29-2)

    But when it doesn't work it doesn't look so good. Dilshan gets into a pickle in what is never the most aesthetically pleasing of strokes, and he resembles a left-handed tailender trying to hook a bouncer, Ronchi taking a simple catch as it loops up off the glove. Big partnership now between the big two, Jayawardene and Sangakkara.

    Nathan McCullum and Trent Boult
  72. 3 overs: 
    SL 27-1

    There is still Tillakarate Dilshan and that scoop shot to savour, and out it comes in the third over, outside off-stump from Mills and Dilshan is able to lift it over the keeper's head, remarkable stuff.

    Women's World Twenty20

    Another defeat for Ireland's women in the World Twenty20. Chasing Pakistan's 119-6, they were bowled out for 105 in 19.3 overs to lose by 14 runs. Ireland finish bottom of their group, with four defeats out of four.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Perera wants a review but that is not possible. He is absolutely crest-fallen. You can't always trust the batsman but he thinks he got nowhere near it."

  75. 1.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Perera c Ronchi b Boult 16 (SL 20-1)

    Perera punches left-arm seamer Trent Boult off the back foot for four but he departs, strangled down the leg-side and given out caught behind. Surely that's one of those 'professional appeals' by wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi in order to prevent a wide being called and it came off the pad? But umpire Aleem Dar has given it.

    Trent Boult
  76. 1 over: 
    SL 12-0

    Looking forward to seeing Kusal Perera in action again, the man naturally right-handed who became a leftie to emulate his hero Sanath Jaysuriya. There's an excitable atmosphere as Perera flicks the opening boundary off stalwart Kiwi seamer Kyle Mills and follows that with a casual whip off the pads for six just over the fielder on the mid-wicket fence, something England could not not manage.

    Tillakaratne Dilshan
  77. 14:28: 

    Not too many natives familiar with the words of "God Defend New Zealand" but the pleasant tune is enthusiastically received, while the Sri Lankan anthem, despite being longer than a Yes album track, has really grown on me during this tournament. I still think there is an element of "If You're Happy and You Know It" about it, but we're about to get underway with the action, after that bizarre countdown from 10 down to one by various players on the big screen.

  78. 14:23: 

    It's a little hard to think about cricket at this precise moment after that shambolic batting display, rather akin to Tottenham's demise at Anfield yesterday, but there should be plenty to enjoy between the Sri Lankans and New Zealanders. First we have the anthems.

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    Silent Bob: All time low. Lightning does strike twice. No way Ashley for top job now.

    Anil Chana: Can't blame Giles! players are overrated. Ashes 05 raised expectations to ridiculous levels. Also clueless under pressure.

    Mark Dexter: If I was Ashley Giles I would be withdrawing my application for coaching job. Needs more experience at highest level.

  80. 14:20: 

    Ok folks, a quick changeover in the live text control room. Jamie Lillywhite is going to guide you through the early stages of Sri Lanka v New Zealand.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "You get spirit when you win, its meaningless until you start winning. We are stunned, because they have not lost, they have been thrashed. We will have to see what the implications are, and it shows the fragility of the England set-up right now."

  82. 14:05: 

    Brendon McCullum calls correctly and sticks Sri Lanka in. Lasith Malinga is asked about team changes and says there are some but has no clue as to who is playing and who isn't...

  83. 14:05: 

    We'll keep the reaction to England's horror show coming but first to news of the toss in the semi-final shoot-out between New Zealand and Sri Lanka...

  84. 14:04: 

    England coach Ashley Giles: "I can't tell you why it happened. We prepared the same way, we asked for the same, fearless performance we have shown against Sri Lanka and South Africa. It can only come down to complacency.

    "That is down to every individual. We have to leave the players in control, there were some poor decisions made, some poor shots played and we were never in the game. With all due respect to the Dutch we are a too good a side to be losing to them.

    "We just stuttered there and it was ugly and embarrassing in the end. All we can do is apologise to everyone at home.

    "I believed I was 24 hours ago. I'm not sure that one performance has changed my mind. You have bad days at the office, and I still believe I can do the job."

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "The one thing we thought before this match was that the spirit seemed OK, even the end of this hideous winter, then they do that. That throws everything back into the melting pot. Can they give the job to Ashley Giles now realistically?"

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "When we watched the England reply, we could see it coming. Even Alex Hales got flustered, he got out to an ugly shot by his standards. It's how the players have reacted to a crisis, and they have reacted very poorly."

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    Andy Donley: Broad and Jordan the only players to look good this winter. Hales, Buttler, Stokes have had their moments. Everyone else garbage.

    Callum Lewis Jones: 45 runs isn't a defeat, it's a drubbing. The dark days for English cricket are well and truly upon us.

    Andrew Price: There's no doubt Ashley Giles will get slated for this but I the players on the field really have to stand up and take the rap.

  88. 13:59: 

    England coach Ashley Giles: "It's disappointing to go out. It was pretty embarrassing and complacent it would appear from our standpoint and must have done from everyone else's. A poor, poor performance.

    "It lacked intensity and anything. It wasn't just our batting performance. In the field we were just walking around and didn't show a lot of intensity. We asked for the same things, and none of us are very happy."

  89. 13:56: 
    Stats from hell

    I'm just looking back over the England scorecard and it is making me wince. They hit only four fours and no sixes in the entire 20 overs, while only James Tredwell (8 not out) had a strike rate above 100.

  90. 13:51: 

    Netherlands captain Peter Borren: "The character of my team to come back from our first game says a lot about us. To come out here tonight and beat England, I couldn't be prouder. We were really close against South Africa. It's s really nice way to finish the tournament."

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "What is so numbing is the margin, 45 runs is a massive margin. They shoot themselves in the foot in these conditions by not batting first, then squeezing the minor side and getting on top."


    England captain Stuart Broad: "It's been a horrendous winter, but there will be a new era for English cricket and lots of opportunities. We have got to get better and that is exciting."

    Will you carry on as captain?

    "I'm not sure. I have an eight-week rehab to get my knee right. Decisions will be made at the top. I've thoroughly enjoyed the role over the last couple of years but this is a game we should have won."

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    Rob Harradine: Giles will still get the job - ECB go for a safe 'yes man' option, terrible record for England…so embarrassing it was hilarious.

    Liam Faulkner: Shocking result. I thought English cricket was supposed to have died in 1882.

    Chris Jones: Total Cricket by the Dutch. Total shambles from the English.

  94. 13:47: 

    England captain Stuart Broad: "It sums up our winter. There was a lack of commitment and hunger in our shots. We didn't deliver and it's hugely disappointing. No-one got going, no-one took responsibility, fair play to the Netherlands, they took their chance. We said all the right things before the game, but we didn't deliver it. There are no excuses. It was a relatively simple chase, but a shocking chase.

    "We never got going. There were some extremely soft dismissals and it reminded me of the Ashes after we had lost. We have let the fans here and English cricket fans back home down."

  95. 13:41: 

    Stuart Broad is talking to the press now. He says "nobody took responsibility" and described England's chase as "shocking". More of that to come.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "There really are some questions to be answered here, and Stuart Broad's body language does not look good."


    Netherlands bowler Mudassar Bukhari: "We were up for it. The wicket was hopping a bit but we executed it very well. When we took four wickets in the powerplay, we were confident."


    Karl Jennings, Birmingham: I wonder whether the thought of Ashley Giles becoming the England coach for all formats inspired the players to produce such an insipid display?

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "What a shambolic end to a shambolic performance to end a shambolic winter."

  100. 13:35: 

    The delirious Dutch celebrate wildly while Ashley Giles has the look of a man in the stocks being pelted by rotten eggs.

  101. 17.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Tredwell run out 1 (Eng 88 all out)

    The match ends in appropriately calamitous fashion as Tredwell heaves one into the sky. The ball lands safely, but as the throw comes in to the keeper Tredwell is comfortably run out.

    Mudassar Bukhari and Wesley Barresi
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    The Biased Referee: At what point do we say enough is enough and do England become an associate?

    Si Lomas: I'm searching through my ancestry to see if any other cricketing nationalities exist in my family, so I can support them instead.

    David Bailey: Bravo England, bravo. What's beyond rock bottom? Well, whatever it is, England are about to hit it.

  104. 17.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Broad c Baressi b Bukhari 4 (Eng 86-9)

    The captain goes and the rotund lady is clearing her throat. Aiming a huge pull over midwicket, he gets a thin edge through to the keeper.

    Mudassar Bukhari
  105. 17 overs: 
    Eng 85-8

    Finally England get their fourth boundary, and it comes via a leading edge from James Tredwell that squirts away for four. But there's little sign of the required master-blast as Broad and Tredwell eke out three singles from the rest of the over.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "I don't know what to say about this. How can you put this into context with the rest of the winter? It's almost an entirely separate set of players, apart from Broad, it's a general malaise. English cricket is in the doldrums at the moment, that's an understatement."

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    Oscar Beardmore-Gray: I don't think any England fan could have envisaged this winter getting any worse, but it has!

    Thomas DJH Stirk: Losing to the Netherlands England cricket has hit an all time low, no decent coach would touch this job right now.

    Stuart Field: Awful, embarrassing performance, at least Dernbach can't get blamed for this one.

  108. 15.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Jordan c Swart b Van Beek 14 (Eng 76-8)

    Bad to worse. To even worse. Jordan tries to go aerial now and is well caught low down by Swart at long-off.

    Logan van Beek
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    Ian W: "I spend my life watching Leeds United and the England cricket team. I am considering a major life change!"

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "Bopara caught on the boundary edge, and with him you have to say there go England's hopes. It's one of those horror stories. You have to be ruthless with the Associate members, and they just don't do it."

  111. 15.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Bopara c Seelaar b Van Beek 18 (Eng 74-6)

    Bopara finally goes big. Six or out? It's out! It's a big hit and it almost has the legs but it's caught on the cow corner boundary by Van Beek.

  112. 15 overs: 
    Eng 74-6

    England badly need some pace on this ball but it's Peter Seelar's spinners next. And still there's little sign of England opening their shoulders as they work some ones and twos. Shaun Pollock spots some lightning in the distance - England are miles behind on Duckworth/Lewis that's for sure!

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    Luke Swales: Holland deserve a result after their performance against South Africa. Fair play to them. England are embarrassing though.

    Steve Kilner: England's winter has now been perfectly bookmarked: started badly, ended badly and not much better in between.

    Jim Kendall: Can it get any worse for English cricket? This is just shocking, pitiful and awful.

  114. 14 overs: 
    Eng 67-6 (target 134)

    Singles all the way, then Jordan works a couple of twos Still only three boundaries in the entire innings from England. With 67 required from six overs, someone is going to have to start playing the big shots soon or England are going down with a whimper.

    Shaun Pollock, Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "The strength of the Dutch is they take the pace off it, set the field accordingly and give nothing to work with."

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    Moeen Ali
  116. 13 overs: 
    Eng 59-6 (target 134)

    The commentators are desperately trying to come up with reasons for England's terrible display and the difficulty of playing as the sun is setting is about the best they have come up with. Five singles from Ahsan Malik's latest over, the last via the thinnest of inside edges that saves Jordan from being out lbw.

  117. 12 overs: 
    Eng 54-6

    Dust off the thesaurus and look up synonyms for the word awful. Abject, woeful, pitiful, England have been all three today.

  118. 11.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Bresnan run out 5 (Eng 52-6)

    Peter Borren can't hold on to a sharp caught and bowled chance from Bopara's prod, but the Dutch don't have to wait long for the next one as Bresnan can't keep up with Bopara's pace and is run out by a mile.

  119. 11 overs: 
    Eng 49-5

    Have England passed the follow-on mark yet? They are relying on the B-force of of Bopara and Bresnan now. Bresnan gets a couple of twos as the cameras focus rather cruelly on Ashley Giles. This really isn't doing his chances of getting the job much good.

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    Sam Rosser: Bet Ashley Giles is looking forward to his job interview next week….

    Jim Kavanagh: I know we are struggling at the moment in general, but this is simply ridiculous.

    Louis Strong: I pity the England fans who went to Bangladesh to watch this humiliating team. Ashley Giles watch out.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "I'm not sure how England are going to get it back from here and looking at the way the Dutch are celebrating I think they share my view."

  122. 10 overs: 
    WICKET- Buttler c Seelar b Van Been (Eng 42-5)

    It's another one, and the Dutch are celebrating wildly! Thre's no pace on the ball from Logan van Been and Buttler hoiks straight to deep midwicket.

  123. 9 overs: 
    Eng 37-4 (target 134)

    England's last two recognised batsmen are at the crease and Bopara certainly looks calm and collected as he gets off the mark with a dab to third man before Buttler clips a couple past midwicket. The Dutch were 70-1 at this point!

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "England are on the brink of ending this winter with an absolute disaster. This is now a crisis. It would just put a cap on the most ignominious winter in their cricket history."

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    Peter Borren
  125. 8.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Moeen c T Cooper b Borren (Eng 32-4)

    Another soft dismissal as Moeen pushes a simple catch straight to mid-off. This is truly awful from England. They still need 102 runs.

    Moeen Ali
    Russel Arnold, Ex-Sri Lanka batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "The last thing the England batsman need to do is to panic, they just need a bit of momentum. Play yourself in."

  127. 8 overs: 
    Eng 32-3

    Ahsan Malik, who took 5-19 against South Africa, kicks off with three dot balls before the ball trickles off Buttler's pads for two leg byes. Another dot ball, then Moeen pushes a single to long-off.

    Russel Arnold, Ex-Sri Lanka batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Just imagine if the Netherlands had got those extra 20 runs they should have done by being a little bit more clever."

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    Mudassar Bukhari
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    Louis Strong: It's just embarrassing for England cricket to play shots like this. Need to change our players.

    Josh Cooper: Before we panic, can I point out we were 0-2 chasing 190-odd v Sri Lanka the other day?

    Mark Thomas: Why not play players that have travelled to Sri Lanka and not played yet? All with a point to prove. This is embarrassing.

  130. 7 overs: 
    Eng 28-3 (Buttler 1, Moeen 1)

    Borren persists with the inspired Bukhari and still there's little sign of an England fightback as the run rate required goes over 8 per over. Buttler wafts at one outside off stump then gets off the mark from an inside edge.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "We have had bowlers who have done nothing particularly clever, they have just put the ball on a length, and it is not the sort of pitch where you can just smash through it for six. They tormented Hales out and Lumb gave his wicket away."

  132. 12:38: 

    Dear oh dear, this really would cap England's horrible winter. Moeen Ali and Jos Buttler at the crease now with 108 needed off 84 balls.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Major celebrations from the Dutch. They have got three of England's key players out and, as ever, we are in for a tight one - and that's if England play well."

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  134. 5.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Morgan c Borren b van der Gugten 6 (Eng 26-3)

    When does a worry become a crisis? Morgan hints at taking a leading role as he whips through mid-on for four, but falls to his next ball as a thick outside edge flies straight into the hands of Peter Borren at a wide slip.

    Eoin Morgan and Tim van der Gugten
    Join the debate at #bbccricket- Who from yesteryear would have excelled at T20?

    Paul Reaney: How about Chaminda Vaas for Sri Lanka? A bowler of great varieties and very able lower order batsman.

    Lakshman: Wasim Akram and Imran Khan would have taken to T20 like ducks to water.

    Ashley Whittome: How about the plucky Geoff Boycott? Could've steadied the England ship!

    Geoffrey Boycott
  136. 5 overs: 
    Eng 21-2

    No panic just yet from England, but they really need a good over soon. It's a scratchy start from Eoin Morgan, who nibbles at a ball outside off stump and does not get off the mark until his fourth ball, which he steers to third man for two.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think Van der Gugten earned that wicket for his dot balls in the previous over and now it's 19-2 in the fifth. Here we go again..."

  138. 4.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Hales b Bukhari 12 (Eng 19-2)

    Hales tries to cart a length ball over the leg side fielders and the ball just clips the top of one of his bails. Wobble, wobble, wobble.

  139. 4 overs: 
    Eng 19-1 (target 134)

    Pressure on England here as Van der Gugten sends down five consecutive dot balls, with Hales unable to beat the infield and almost nicking to the keeper. A single off the last ball prevents a maiden.

    Alex Hales
    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Lumb hit it very sweetly but neither up nor down and it went at waist height to extra cover. I like the field they've got and it poses a problem, the ring of four on the off-side. England will want a stress-free chase..."

  141. 3 overs: 
    WICKET- Lumb c Cooper b Bukhari 6 Eng 18-1

    As dusk falls in Chittagong, there's the first sign of a Hales storm in the middle as the opener crashes Bukhari past point for four. But the Dutch strike their first blow as Lumb plops a catch to mid-off.

    Michael Lumb and Mudassar Bukhari
    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I don't think England will want to hang around. The harder ball will be easier to score off and it gets more difficult in the second 10 overs."

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  143. 2 overs: 
    Eng 13-0

    Timm Van der Gugten has had a good tournament and England show the big blond fast bowler plenty of respect and they squeeze five runs out of his first over.

  144. 12:15: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    Ireland, who lost their first three group games, have limited Pakistan to 119-6 in their final match of the tournament in Sylhet. Bismah Maroof top-scored with 48, while Louise McCarthy took 2-14 and Isobel Joyce - brother of Ireland and former England batsman Ed - claimed 2-26. The winner of this match will avoid finishing bottom of Group A.

  145. 1 over: 
    Eng 8-0 (target 134)

    Alex Hales gets England going by driving Michael Swart's spinners down the ground for four. A fine piece of boundary fielding from Seelaar denies Lumb four from a cover drive.

    Email Who from yesteryear would have excelled at T20?

    Herbie: I think Derek Underwood would have been superb as a T20 bowler. Never gave anything away.

    Simon on the Wirral: Mark Ramprakash would have been huge in the field and could have choreographed the celebration dancing too.

    Derek Underwood

    England women's bowler Anya Shrubsole ahead of the Women's T20 semi-finals: "In tournaments like this you have to beat everyone to win so we're not looking too far ahead. As soon as we know our opponent we'll prepare for that and hopefully come out on top."

  148. 12:09: 

    That Dutch innings really tailed off badly. After 11 overs, they were sitting pretty on 84-1, which means they only scored 49 in the last nine overs. Credit to the England bowlers, with Stuart Broad taking 3-24, Ravi Bopara 1-15 and Chris Jordan 1-13 off three overs. James Tredwell was characteristically tidy with 0-23 off four.

    Email Who from yesteryear would have excelled at T20?

    Rich, Brighton: I think Craig White would have a been a decent T20 player, could certainly hit a ball and would have been difficult to get away as a bowler.

    Martin Stewart: For me Mal Loye and David Hemp would have smashed the ball about for fun in T20...wish we'd seen more of Graham Napier too, his six hitting was outstanding. Andrew Symonds was unfortunate not to be around five years later, massive man with talent to match.

    Craig White

    England all-rounder Ravi Bopara: "It was actually not a bad pitch but if you took all the pace off it was very hard to hit. We should be able to get that score but they are always tricky totals and I think we should go and play our shots and not just knock it about."

  151. 20 overs: 
    Ned 133-5

    Ben Cooper takes a blow flush on the helmet but manages to stagger through for a leg bye. Mudassar Bukhari scrambles a single off the last ball but England will be delighted with their death bowling and will feel very confident of chasing down a target of 134.

    Shaun Pollock, Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "That delivery from Jordan was wide-ish on the crease and a bit of a half-volley length, but Barresi missed it and there was timber."

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  153. 19.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Barresi b Jordan 48 (Ned 131-5)

    Barresi has a wide-eyed slog at Jordan and has his stumps rearranged.

    Wesley Barresi
    Join the debate at #bbccricket- Who from yesteryear would have excelled at T20?

    Asa Joseph: Robert Croft would have been ideal at this tournament - wicket-taking spin & could biff it a mile!

    Tashan Atukorala: Four words. Sanath Jayasuriya and Romesh Kaluwitharana. The opening partnership that changed ODI cricket would have loved T20.

    Colin Chapman: I might get a hammering here, but what about P.C.R. Tufnell as a spin bowler? Seeing as spin has been quite dominant #bekind.

    Phil Tufnell
    Shaun Pollock, Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Stuart Broad has used the leg-cutter to great effect in these latter overs. Borren was battling with his timing."

  156. 19 overs: 
    WICKET- Borren c Parry b Broad 7 (Ned 131-4)

    Borren mis-reads a slower ball from Broad and scoops a simple catch to mid-off.

  157. 18.5 overs: 

    Buttler hangs his head as replays confirm a schoolboy error to reprieve Peter Borren.

  158. 18.4 overs: 

    More sharp fielding from Jordan as he sends in an exocet of a throw from the boundary to save a run. Then Barresi lands a much-needed six with a graceful lofted drive off Broad. Run out by a mile? Looks like it, but no, I think Buttler has knocked off the bails with his elbow...

    Wesley Barresi
    Email Who from yesteryear would have excelled at T20?

    Jonathan Hornby: I reckon Lancashire stalwarts Ian Austin and Neil Fairbrother must make the short list of players for whom life would be very different had they not hung up their jockstraps before the advent of Twenty20.

    Simon, Plymouth: How about Ian Austin, Phil DeFreitas and Mark Alleyne for the "10 years too late" T20 superstar XI...?

  160. 18 overs: 
    Ned 118-3 (Barresi 39, Borren 5)

    Fresh from his brilliant catch, Jordan is brought back into the attack. Captain Borren tries to sweep him to leg but can't time the ball and only gets one. Just three runs from the over - the Dutch innings has stalled horribly here.

    Join the debate at #bbccricket- Who from yesteryear would have excelled at T20?

    Nick Birkett: Botham and Lamb would have loved T20.

    Zinedine Windass: Neil Fairbrother could hit the ball a mile. He'd be living it up in Alderley Edge if he was born 15 years later.

    Tom Scarborough: Sobers would have been an awesome T20 player. And Viv. Dean Headley would have been good for England.

    Neil Fairbrother
  162. 17 overs: 
    Ned 115-3

    Jordan is the epitome of Caribbean cool. He hardly even celebrated that catch, he just carried on jogging. Peter Borren helps a Broad bouncer over the keeper and collects the first boundary in four overs.

  163. 16.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Cooper c Jordan b Broad 8 (Ned 110-3)

    What nonchalance from Jordan! This guy has hands like buckets. Running back from mid-off he simply sticks out a left hand and claims the ball as it drops from the skies. Not only that, he then uses his right hand to catch his sunglasses after they fall from his head.

  164. 16 overs: 
    Ned 110-2 (Barresi 37, Cooper 8)

    Bopara has taken all the pace off the ball and the Dutch simply cannot figure out a way to get him to the boundary. Instead, they settle for four singles and Bopara finishes with a decidedly handy 4-0-15-1, including 11 dot balls.

    Tom Cooper
    Shaun Pollock, Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "If the Netherlands continue at this rate they will get 141, which I would suggest wouldn't be enough. They need to go at 10 an over to get it up to 160."

    Wesley Barresi
  166. 15 overs: 
    DROPPED CATCH- Ned 106-2

    Another dropped catch, and they certainly can't blame the dew this time. Hales is the guilty party, failing to hold on to a low chance at deep midwicket. It's a good over from Bresnan, who beats Tom Cooper with a length ball outside off stump.

    Join the debate at #bbccricket- What has gone wrong for England?

    Andy Baggott: Powers that be need to learn how to handle 'characters' not force them out and replace with players too scared to speak out.

    Simon James: Why do people keep going on about KP? The batting has been fine this tournament. Bowling has been the problem. Why no Jimmy A?

    John Andrews: What went wrong? The ECB handled change very badly in Australia and destabilised the team. Morale collapsed.

  168. 14 overs: 
    DROPPED CATCH- Ned 100-2

    Ravi Bopara's excellent spells continues and almost brings another wicket as Broad can't hold on to a one-handed chance to claim Barresi at point.

    Watching this makes me think players like Mark Ealham must be wishing they were born a decade later. He would have been a T20 phenomenon. He's probably running a pub somewhere saying just that to everyone who orders a drink. Who else from yesteryear could have been a T20 millionaire?

    Russel Arnold, Ex-Sri Lanka batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "I'm not happy with Parry's pace, a little too quick through the air and on pitches on this it just slides on. Tredwell was a much better pace, the slower you bowl the tougher it is."

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  170. 13 overs: 
    Ned 95-2

    Can a change of ends bring a change of fortune for Stephen Parry, who conceded 15 in his first over? He's better, and a bit quicker too, but the Dutch persist in taking him on as Baressi goes inside out and lofts a one-bounce four over mid-off.

    Wesley Barresi
    Text 81111- What has gone wrong for England?

    Tony Cocozza, London: Other teams have more or less their Test players in every format because they are the best players. We don't recognise that. 10 of our players here don't play Tests.

    Richard, sitting on the fence in London: Dernbach is the worst player I've ever seen to play for England. The fact his ODI economy rate is the worst in history proves he should never play for England again.

  172. 12 overs: 
    Ned 87-2

    Tom Cooper, another of the Dutch success stories in the tournament, is almost out for a duck as a thick inside edge narrowly eludes his timbers.

    Russel Arnold, Ex-Sri Lanka batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "They were looking good with Myburgh going well, probably on course for around 165, but this is now an opportunity for England to slow things down."

  174. 11.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Myburgh c Hales b Bopara 39 (Ned 84-2)

    Myburgh sizes up a juicy full toss from Bopara but cannot clear the fielder at deep square leg. Hales takes a routine catch.

    Ravi Bopara
    Russel Arnold, Ex-Sri Lanka batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "I'm impressed by this Myburgh, you think they are just slogs at everything but they are shot all around the park."

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  176. 11 overs: 
    UMPIRE REVIEW- Ned 84-1

    Tredwell beats Barresi's outside edge and Buttler whips off the bails. But the batsman gets his bat down just in the nick of time. Myburgh is onto a low full toss in a flash, whipping it away for four and then taking a single to keep the strike and bring up the 50 partnership off 44 balls.

    Stephan Myburgh and WesleyBarresi
  177. 10 overs: 
    Ned 75-1

    Ravi Bopara's first over... He recovers from conceding a scampered two off the first ball to keep the Netherlands to five off it. Tidy stuff, if hardly threatening.

    Russel Arnold, Ex-Sri Lanka batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "There's a lot of cloud today which indicates we might not have a lot of dew."

    Email What has gone wrong for England?

    David Sparrow, County Durham: Very little. A fluky D/L win for New Zealand. A brilliant win by England against Sri Lanka. An enormous score by England against South Africa which was very nearly enough to win. It hasn't been that bad.

    Ian, Barcelona: I have been following the BBC text for months and certainly since the "Giles question" first came up. In all this time, I have not seen ONE message in support of his candidature. Is that because you don't print them or there simply aren't any?

  180. 9 overs: 
    Ned 70-1

    The Chittagong stands look very sparse today. Maybe some of the England fans have decided to do a but of sight-seeing or sun-bathing today instead of dead rubber-watching. Tredwell is typically tidy - three dots, three singles.

    Russel Arnold, Ex-Sri Lanka batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "A score of 165-170 will be tough to chase. I would have batted first."

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    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "As well as the Dutch have batted in this tournament, common sense-wise they have lacked a bit. They went for glory against South Africa and should have scored more in the closing overs against New Zealand."

  183. 8 overs: 
    DROPPED CATCH- Ned 67-1

    Parry's first ball of the tournament is absolutely butchered by Barresi. Lumb is under it at deep square leg but can only tip it over the rope with his right hand. Myburgh gets in on the act with a huge six over mid-on. Fifteen runs from the over.

    Stephan Myburgh
    Join the debate at #bbccricket- What has gone wrong for England?

    Will Simpson: We beat the favourites and T20 #1 team, pushed SA to within 3 runs and NZ was basically a no result. That's a huge improvement.

    Richard Upton: Sack those who think they are better than they are and make it under 23s and DEVELOP!

    DeathApeDisco: England's problem is leadership by committee, with no time for strong and outspoken characters. Result? No fire.

  185. 7 overs: 
    Ned 52-1

    We are into the singles zone - and I'm not talking about a roped-off area in a local nightclub. Five singles off Tredwell take the Dutch into the fifties, and England could really do with taking another wicket.

  186. 6 overs: 
    Ned 47-1

    Myburgh cuts at a short ball from Broad and gets a top edge over the wicketkeeper for four. The other five balls are dots as England regain a measure of control. I'm enjoying your entries on what has gone for England - but how do the selectors and coaches go about putting things right this summer?

    Join the debate at #bbccricket- What has gone wrong for England?

    Jordan France: Got to blood the youngsters and keep faith in them even when form drops. Need to start playing aggressive cricket like South Africa & Australia.

    Tim Collie: Mainly this is the reward bitter has-beens and never-had-beens got for their push to get rid of KP - you know who you are.

    Oliver Cowling: What's gone wrong? Sad belief that Team England is the only way and talented individuals are not needed. V narrow view of team.

  188. 5 overs: 
    Ned 43-1 (Myburgh 17, Barresi 5)

    England take a punt on Tredwell during the powerplay, but he gifts Wesley Barresi an early boundary with a short ball that is wide enough to offer an easy cut to the boundary. Tredwell shouts for leg before but the ball looks leg side and the umpires are not interested.

    Join the debate at #bbccricket- What has gone wrong for England?

    Ashley Campden: Why has Bresnan not been mentioned? Leaked runs for fun and is too much of an average seamer for T20!

    Iky: It's simple bring KP back and get Finn back to form.

    Harry Cunningham: Hooray! Dernbach is finally dropped! Still hoping for defeat to put the kibosh on Giles' chances of the Test job.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "That's handy because things were getting out of hand out there. They would have rather got Myburgh out though."

  191. 3.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Swart c Parry b Broad 13 (Ned 34-1)

    England's captain delivers the breakthrough with his fifth ball as Swart mistimes a lofted drive and the ball loops to Stephen Parry at mid-on.

    Stuart Broad
    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I'm not saying they are de-mob happy but the Netherlands are playing with a lot of freedom. At the current rate the Dutch will get 214."

  193. 3 overs: 
    Ned 32-0

    Chris Jordan on now. And after a leg-side wide, Swart hits four as he pulls a short ball away through square leg. Leftie Myburgh is a powerful man and he helps himself to another boundary before four leg byes round off a very expensive over.

    Michael Swart and Stephan Myburgh
    Join the debate at #bbccricket- What has gone wrong for England?

    B67 dazza: Get rid of Broad and find players that are not so one dimensional, stop bowing to pressure and fight.

    Mr Jack: We need a change in personnel, be in the squad or management. Nothing has worked and there are problems all over.

    Len M: Other teams have replaced their deadwood with better players to improve, while England have stuck by the undeserved few.

  195. 2 overs: 
    Ned 18-0

    Tim Bresnan extracts some bounce from this green-tinged deck and slides one past Michael Swart's outside edge. Too straight from Bres and punished by Swart, through mid-on for a boundary.

  196. 1 over: 
    Ned 13-0

    Ominous start for England! Stephan Myburgh punishes Moeen Ali for dropping a fraction short with two fours in a row. Then, after a close lbw shout, Myburgh goes over the top and the ball bounces just inside the rope and rolls away for four more.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "From an England perspective were thinking about what might happen in the future and Ashley Giles will feel a little more comfortable in his seat at the interview if he doesn't have to explain a defeat to the Netherlands."

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  198. 10:30: 

    We've had the dubious countdown by the players on the big screen and Moeen Ali is going to deliver the first over of the match...

    Join the debate at #bbccricket- Were England right to drop Jade Dernbach?

    Dan Bird: We're already out of the tournament so may as well try something different. What harm can it do?

    Andrew Price: I don't think so. What can it do to his confidence to be dropped for a match that doesn't mean that much?

    Chap: Best news I've heard for ages. Shouldn't be anywhere near professional cricket!

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "We know a bit about the Dutch now and we know their top five can score runs and score them very quickly. England will want to get Stephan Myburgh out certainly."

    Join the debate at #bbccricket- What has gone wrong for England?

    Amanda Smith: Maybe they needed this massive knock to take them back to basics and rebuild it from there.

    Jack Byrne: Poor captaincy from Cook & Broad, poor leadership from Giles. Wrong players selected for majority of games.

    Jon Garbett: For me England need to pick players on form and merit, not what simply appears to be reputation most of the time.

  202. 10:24: 

    This is a huge game for Giles of course. Could he really land the top job if England sign off their winter with a defeat by the Dutch? In his latest column, BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew says he expects Giles to get the job and explains why high-profile candidates have not been applying.


    Mark Brown in West Berkshire: For once the batters have done their job. Each match has seen either a challenging total set or a good fist made of a chase. The problem can be summed up in two words - Dernbach and Broad. Neither have bowled anywhere near well enough to merit a place in the side and they have cost England a place in the semi- finals.

  204. 10:20: 

    There are five survivors from that 2009 encounter, with Broad, Ravi Bopara and Eoin Morgan for England and captain Peter Borren and Pieter Seelaar for the Dutch. The Netherlands, who have pushed South Africa and New Zealand close since their thrashing by Sri Lanka, field the same side for the seventh game in a row.

  205. 10:14: 
    Netherlands beat England

    Coach Ashley Giles has described this game as a "banana skin" - and with good reason. Five years ago at Lord's, the Dutch inflicted one of England's biggest cricketing embarrassments when they defeated England by four wickets on the final ball of the World Twenty20 curtain-raiser. Broad probably still has nightmares about that game. It was his botched run-out attempt that gifted the Dutch the extra run they needed for victory.


    Netherlands captain Peter Borren: "We would have fielded as well. At the moment we have put maybe 30 overs together, if we can put a full game together we've got a chance."


    England captain Stuart Broad: "It gives us a chance to adapt to the conditions, we've not played a day game so it's a good opportunity to set the tone. There's no excuse for us not to have high standards, we've probably let ourselves down in the two night games but it's been wet out here.

    "The Netherlands came very close to beating South Africa, we know we have to be right today and I expect us to be from ball one."

  208. 10:06: 
    Dernbach dropped

    England make one change with Jade Dernbach dropped following his disastrous showing against South Africa. He is replaced by Lancashire left-arm spinner Stephen Parry.

    Jade Dernbach
  209. 10:04: 

    Stuart Broad says he fancies another run chase and decides to stick the Dutch in to bat. For once, England will not have the dew to contend with in the Chittagong afternoon.

  210. 0958: 

    Five months on, and it seems suitably anti-climactic for England's winter of abject discontent to be drawing to a close with a dead rubber against the Netherlands in the World Twenty20.

    Once we've got the toss and team news out of the way, it would be great to get your take on where it went wrong for England and the various fixes they need to put in place to get back to winning ways in all three formats this summer. Email, text us to 81111, or tweet via #bbccricket.

  211. 0955: 

    Back in October, England's crack squad of cricketers set off for Australia with great expectations. Led by captain Cook, their squad was packed with seasoned match-winners such as Jonathan Trott and Graeme Swann, while that maverick Kevin Pietersen was drooling at the prospect of once again flaying Australians on the occasion of his 100th Test.

    That was then, and this is now.

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Live Scores - N Zealand v Sri Lanka


  • Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 59 runs
  • N Zealand: 60 (15.3 overs)
  • Sri Lanka: 119 (19.2 overs)
  • Venue: Chittagong

N Zealand Innings

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Guptill run out (Herath) 5
Williamson run out (Mathews) 42
B McCullum st Sangakkara b Herath 0
Taylor lbw b Herath 0
Neesham b Herath 0
Ronchi lbw b Herath 2
N McCullum c Mathews b Senanayake 2
Mills lbw b Senanayake 4
Boult c M Jayawardene b Herath 3
McClenaghan not out 0
Anderson did not bat 0
Extras 2w 2
Total all out 60

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