Nagpur: A brave Ryan ten Doeschate who scored a ton in the opening match against England said that his team can look forward to a great World Cup if it continues to play ‘brave cricket’.

Although the Dutch lost to England, they proved that they were no pushovers.

"If we can carry on in that manner, playing brave cricket and having a go at these big teams it will be a great World Cup for us," Doeschate said after the match.

Doeschate played a brilliant knock of 119 and also picked up a couple of wickets in his superb all-round performance. His batting stunned the English at least in the first half of the match in which the Dutch put up an impressive 292 on the board.

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Doeschate said if the Oranje brigade can carry the momentum in the coming matches, the team might just score the big disappointment which happens in almost every World Cup.

"For the past six weeks I've struggled with the bat but I've worked really hard in the last two weeks and it was just one of those days," said Doeschate.

Doeschate said the Dutch exceeded their own expectations by posting the rather challenging target for the English.

(Agencies)