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article imageEngland restricts the Netherlands to 133-5 at World Twenty20 match

By AFP     Mar 31, 2014 in World

England skipper Stuart Broad took three wickets to restrict the Netherlands down to 133-5 in their World Twenty20 Super-10 Group one match in Chittagong on Monday.

Broad unleashed a tight line and length to finish with 3-24 in his four overs as the Netherlands failed to score big after they were put into bat on a flat Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium pitch.

Wesley Barresi top-scored with a 45-ball 48 studded with two boundaries and two sixes.

Barresi added 50 for the second wicket with Stephan Myburgh who made a brisk 31-ball 39 with six boundaries and a six.

Medium-pacer Ravi Bopara, who conceded just 15 in his four overs, dismissed Myburgh in the 12th over while Stuart Broad had Michael Swart (13), Tom Cooper (eight) and Peter Borren (seven) to give England hopes of finishing the tournament with a win.

England, who lost two of their first three games, and Netherlands, defeated in all their three, were already out of the semi-finals.

South Africa had qualified for the last four stage while Sri Lanka and New Zealand will vie for the other semi-final spot from Group one in Chittagong later Monday.

Title-holders the West Indies and Pakistan meet in Dhaka on Tuesday to decide who joins India in the semis from Group two.

England brought in left-arm spinner Stephen Parry in place of Jade Dernbach from the line-up which lost to South Africa on Saturday while the Netherlands remained unchanged.

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