England romps home by 6 wickets
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England romps home by 6 wickets

Nāgpur : India | Feb 22, 2011 at 9:10 AM PST
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England squad see no barriers in India

With just six balls remaining, England comfortably prevailed over the Dutch by six wickets in their opening match of group B in the 2011 World Cup Cricket in Nagpur, India on Tuesday. Needing 293 to win, the English reached the target just one over left in the allotted 50 overs for the loss of five wickets. The Dutch had scored 292 for 6. Thanks to a opening wicket century stand between Andrew Strauss and Kevin Pieterson and then two 50 plus runs partnerships paved the way for the English victory. Strauss made 88 with the help of nine boundaries while Pieterson had personal 39 and together they had produced 105 runs for the first wicket. Then Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell came together and their partnership produced another 58 runs before Trott was sent back at the total of 162 by Ryan Doeschate for 44. He hit four boundaries. Ian Bell and Paul Collingwood then furthered the English chase before Doeschate struck again to remove Bell at the total of 224. He made 33. Paul Collingwood was then joined by Ravi Bopara and their fifth wicket 55 runs unbeatable partnership finally saw England going ahead with six wickets remaining. Both the batsmen scored 30 runs each. Ryan Doeschate was the most successful of the Orange bowlers and finished with 2 for 47 while Mudassar Bukhari and Pieter Seelaar took one each. Earlier, thanks to a fine century from Doeschate and equally good batting from Tom Cooper, Peter Borren, Wesley Barresi and Tom de Grooth had led them to score a good 292 runs off 50 overs.Doeschate scored 119 off 110 deliveries with the the help of three sixes and nine boundaries. Cooper made 47, Borren remained unbeaten at 35, Barresi contributed 29 and Grooth had his share of 28. While James Anderson failed to take any wicket, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann shared the four wickets between them for 65 and 35 runs respectively. Tim Bresnan took one for 49 and Paul Collingwood one for 46.

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TASNEEM KHAN is based in Miami, Florida, United States of America, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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