In contrast, England did well to bounce back after the mauling they received from the Netherlands who were eventually knocked out of the competition by a resurgent Pakistan who look like a team on the upswing, now that they have brought in all-rounder Razzak.
The pre-tournament predictions have been hit for a six with the West Indies coming through nicely as also Sri Lanka, South Africa and New Zealand with Ireland being the pigeon among the cats with their surprise qualification to the Super Eights.
So, it would take a brave man to forecast the outcome and I would rather keep my money in my purse having learnt the hard way! In Image:
Ryan ten Doeschate celebrates as Stuart Broad sinks to his knees as Netherlands seal a dramatic last-ball win, England v Netherlands, ICC World Twenty20, Lord's, June 5, 2009.Full Coverage: T20 World Cup