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There are no excuses, we let our fans down: Stuart Broad

Broad gutted after England suffer humiliating loss to Holland

Chittagong: England captain Stuart Broad admitted there were "no excuses" from his side for their humiliating defeat to Holland in their final World Twenty20 match and said the players had let down supporters.

Stuart Broad
Stuart Broad 

England were beaten by 45 runs after being bowled out for just 88 runs by minnows Holland. It was a repeat of the 2009 embarrassment at Lord's but this was arguably an even more abject display against a side blown away for 39 by Sri Lanka but gradually building to this unlikely act of giant-killing ever since.

Only three players, Ravi Bopara (18), Chris Jordan (14) and Alex Hales (12) managed to get into double figures.

Broad said at the post-match presentation: "It's hugely disappointing but there's no excuses from our side. We should have won today, it was relatively simple chase, but a shocking chase.

Holland players celebrate their win over England at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong yesterday. Pic/AFP
Holland players celebrate their win over England at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong yesterday. Pic/AFP 

"The players have certainly let the small amount of fans who have travelled here down, but also English cricket fans at home."

Mudassar Bukhari and Logan van Beek took 3-12 and 3-12 respectively. In their entire innings, England only scored four boundaries.

Brief scores: Holland 133-5 (W Barresi 48; S Broad 3-24) beat England 88 (R Bopara 18; Lagon van Beek 3-9, M Bukhari 3-12) by 45 runs

Holland in 2014 World Twenty20

> Vs UAE: Won by 6 wickets
> Vs Zimbabwe: Lost by 5 wickets
> Vs Ireland: Won by 6 wickets
> Vs Sri Lanka: Lost by 9 wickets
> Vs SA: Lost by 6 runs
> Vs NZ: Lost by 6 wickets
> Vs England: Won by 45 runs

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