February 23, 2011

ICC World Cup 2011 updates: Day 4

On the day 4 of the ICC World Cup 2011, Only one match was played. It was between England and Netherlands at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur, India. Netherlands won the toss and elected to bat first.

Alexei Kervezee and Wesley Barresi opened the innings and gave a good start. The run rate was pretty good constant at an rate of 6 runs per over. First 2 partnerships did not add up a good total. Tim Cooper and Ryan ten Doeschate added up some decent runs that helped Netherlands team to gain confidence as well. Ryan ten Doeschate played magnificently and scored 119 runs in 110 deliveries that included 9 fours and 3 sixes. By 50 overs, Netherlands team scored a total of 292 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. Graeme Swann was the economical bowler for England with an economy rate of just 3.5 runs per over and also took 2 wickets.

England opened its batting innings with the openers Andrew Strauss and Kevin Pietersen. They both started off well and put up a partnership of 105 runs that helped England to get more conifidence in winning the match. Andrew Strauss scored 88 runs 83 deliveries which included 9 fours. By 48.4 overs, England scored a total of 296 runs and lost only 4 wickets. Ryan ten Doeschate was the economical bowler for Netherlands where his economy rate was 4.7 runs per over and also took 2 wickets.

England won the match by 6 wickets. Man of the Match went to Ryan ten Doeschate from Netherlands for his brilliant performance shown in batting as well a in bowling. He scored 119 runs and took 2 wickets.

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