England‘s professional cricketers were beaten by one run by Holland‘s part-timers in their ICC World Twenty20 opening match.
It was bad enough for England to lose the game they really should have won, but, at the end of the day, they really underestimated their opponents. Paul Collingwood, England captain for the tournament, admitted that:
“It hurts, I expect it to hurt, we have been beaten fair and square by a team better than us on the night.”
Well, it will hurt even more if they beaten by their next opponents Pakistan on Sunday, which would effectively end their interest in the tournament.