Netherlands narrowly beats out England in ICC Match
England’s cricket team narrowly beat out the group from the Netherlands on Tuesday, February 22, in a thrilling match that was part of the ICC Cricket World Cup. England’s six-wicket win was only eight balls over their opponent’s final score, according to Reuters Africa.
Ryan ten Doeschate, batsmen for The Netherlands, had a particularly good showing, and it seemed as though he was going to lead his team to victory. England’s players may have been slightly embarrassed by their sloppy bowling and fielding efforts, according to the news source.
Many British citizens have traveled to India, where the games are taking place, in order to watch the games first-hand. Visitors to the region will have someone at home who can wire money should they run out of funds.
“We got a lot of things wrong with our bowling, and we let them off the hook three or four times in the field as well,” British skipper Andrew Strauss told the news source. “So it was very poor first 50. We’ve got to take that on the chin, learn from it very quickly because we can’t afford to do that too often.”
Notable performers on the British team included Strauss, as well as Paul Collilngwood, Ravi Bopara and Kevin Pietersen.
The game took place at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, in Nagpur, India. The field opened in November of 2008, and has only been used three times in previous matches.
The next game will be played on February 23 between Pakistan and Kenya. England’s next match isn’t until February 27, when the British boys will take on India at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, India. The Netherlands team won’t compete until the 28 of February, when they will take on the West Indies.
This is the 9th edition of the Cricket World Cup, which was first played in 1975. Australia’s team has the most wins, having won the 1987, 1999, 2003 and 2007 games.
There will be millions of people watching the games on television, live and via the web. Those who want to catch all the action of the beloved games can watch every cricket match online.