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Last Updated:  Wednesday, 12 February, 2003, 17:10 GMT
Dutch aim to keep on smiling
Tim de Leede
De Leede took four wickets for the gutsy Dutch in Paarl

Tim de Leede said his team would aim to enjoy "every single minute" of the World Cup after giving India a big scare in Paarl.

All-rounder de Leede shone with the ball to take four for 35 in 9.5 overs.

But he was also one of three batsmen to record a duck as Holland struggled against the world class seam and spin attack of India.

De Leede said: "I think the pitch suited our bowlers very well because the ball didn't come on.

"We are all military medium bowlers and it was more difficult than it looked to bat on."

Dutch captain Roland Lefebvre had been upbeat at the halfway stage after his team bowled out India for 204.

But at the end of the match he was disappointed the run chase had gone so poorly.

He said: "Quick runs were not the important thing though we really had to do something early on.

"To have no wickets down after 15 or 20 overs was the crucial part but unfortunately we lost early wickets out there."


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