Saturday, June 6, 2009

The biggest upset of the century

netherlands upset England twenty20

I was trawling through the internet for something to write about and I was shocked to see what I saw, I kept saying "Netherlands beat England" over and over again. England is the home of cricket, and where Twenty20 cricket first started off from. This game was played at Lords, which is known the world over as being the spiritual home of cricket. Anyone would expect England to easily trounce a minnow like the Netherlands but as some history suggests, not even the giants of cricket are immune to the biggest upsets (Bangladesh Beating the Aussies at Sophia Gardens in 2005, Ireland's heroics at the 2007 World Cup are two examples that stick out in my mind).

The Netherlands played well above their weight and known skill level to beat England by 4 wickets in the upset with TN de Grooth being the man of the match. This is a game that will go down in history and remind the big players in world cricket to not underestimate any opposition. I hope that they will produce more giant killing performances.

View the news bulletin and scorecard by clicking HERE. Also see them celebrate their deserved win by clicking HERE.

netherlands upset England twenty20

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1 comment:

Megha said...

It was more like England losing than the Netherlands winning it (taking nothing away from them though!)

The sheer number of times England missed out on a run out would have been laughable if it wasn't so damn pathetic...and what transpired over the last ball was unforgivable by any standards...