A superb century by Ryan ten Doeschate guided The Netherlands to an impressive total of 292 runs for six wickets against a strong England side in their Group B match here at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground on Tuesday.
Doeschate made 119 runs off 110 balls with nine fours and three sixes. It was his fourth hundred in One-day Internationals and first in the World Cup.
He added 78 runs for the third wicket with Tom Cooper (47) and 64 for the fifth with with Tom de Grooth (28).
Captain Peter Borren remained not out on 35 off 24 balls, hitting four boundarties.
Earlier, after winning the toss and electing to bat first, the Dutch openers provided a bright start of 36 from only six overs but the English bowlers soon got rid off them.
First, Tim Bresnan got Alexei Kervezee caught behind for 16 when Netherlands were 36.
Later, Graeme Swann got Wesley Barresi stumped out, again by wicketkeeper Matt Prior.
Barresi made 29 off 25 balls and Netherlands were 58 for two in 11.4 overs.
The total of 293 looks a difficult target for England despite a formidable batting line. by Geo.tv