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England exit T20 World Cup in disgrace

Ravi Bopara top-scored but England fell well short (©GettyImages)
Ravi Bopara top-scored but England fell well short (©GettyImages).

England were embarrassed in Chittagong with a 45-run defeat to minnows Netherlands in their final T20 World Cup game.

It was a chance to salvage some pride after Saturday's defeat to South Africa condemned Ashley Giles' side to an exit from the Super 10s.

Jade Dernbach was replaced by spinner Steven Parry in England's only change and Stuart Broad elected to bowl first.

Broad (3-24) and the economical Chris Jordan (1-13) reduced Netherlands to 133-5, with Stephan Myburgh (39) and Wesley Barresi (48) sharing a 50-run stand for their second wicket.

Jordan bowled Barresi in the final over, which only cost two runs. 

Any momentum gained from the all-rounder's accurate death bowling was quickly extinguished when Mudassar Bukhari dismissed openers Alex Hales and Michael Lumb in the powerplay.

Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali were soon back in the pavilion leaving England reeling on 42-5.

Tim Bresnan was the next to go, with the indignity of being run-out before Ravi Bopara (18) shared a 22-run partnership with Jordan.

This was England's highest stand, summing up a woeful batting display. Logan van Beek dismissed them both to finish with memorable figures of 3-9.

Bukhari completed his own three-wicket haul by having Broad caught behind and Parry's run-out was a fitting end to an unimaginable total of 88 all out.

Those who thought Netherlands' win at Lord's in the 2009 World T20 could not be repeated were mistaken as this ended a miserable few months for England and possibly Giles hopes of becoming head coach. 

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