NAGPUR (Agencies) - England laboured to a thrilling six-wicket victory over the Netherlands in a Group B match to avert what could have been the first upset of the World Cup on Tuesday. The Netherlands batsmen, especially the South Africa-born Ryan ten Doeschate (119), thrived on Englands shoddy bowling and sloppy fielding to power the team to 292/6, a target that seemed quite a test for their opponents tweaked batting order. Englands chase got off to a resounding start with Andrew Strauss (88) and Kevin Pietersen (39) providing a rollicking 105-run stand before they lost four wickets to find themselves in a spot of bother. Paul Collingwoods (30) experience and Ravi Boparas (30) improvisation came in handy as England survived some torrid times before completing the tricky chase with eight balls to spare. Having stunned England in the 2009 Twenty20 World Cup, the Dutch upstarts seemed up to more mischief at the Vidarbha Cricket Association where they batted as if to salvage the reputation of the associate teams which, the games governing body believes, have no business being in the World Cup. Ten Doeschate clobbered three sixes and nine fours in his 110-ball knock and starred in three 50-plus partnerships to provide the cornerstone of the Netherlandss innings. He added 78 runs with Tom Cooper (47), 64 with Tom de Grooth (28) and 61 with skipper Peter Borren (35 not out) to set a stiff target for Strauss and his men. After Borren had opted to set a target rather than chasing one, openers Alexei Kervezee (16) and Wesley Barresi (29) looked quite at ease against the English pacers before change bowlers collaborated with stumper Matt Prior to remove both. Barresi, having hit three fours off Stuart Broads third over, top edged a Tim Bresnan delivery and Kervezee fell to Priors sharp stumping in Graeme Swanns first over. Ten Doeschate ensured there was no panic in the Dutch camp. He offered dogged resistance in the company of former Australia under-19 player Cooper, consolidated the innings with de Grooth before providing the late charge with Borren. Borren was fortunate to be called back despite being bowled by Broad as England had one extra fielder outside the circle in that power play over. SCORE BOARD NETHERLANDS Kervezee c Prior b Bresnan 16 W Barresi st Prior b Swann 29 Cooper c Anderson b Collingwood 47 ten Doeschate c Bopara b Broad 119 B Zuiderent c Collingwood b Swann 1 TN de Grooth b Broad 28 PW Borren not out 35 Mudassar Bukhari not out 6 EXTRAS: (b 3, lb 3, w 2, nb 3) 11 TOTAL: (6 wickets; 50 overs) 292 FOW: 1-41, 2-58, 3-136, 4-149, 5-213, 6-274 BOWLING: JM Anderson 10-0-72-0-7.20(2nb), SCJ Broad 10-2-65-2-6.50(1nb, 1w), TT Bresnan 10-0-49-1-4.90(1w), GP Swann 10-0-35-2-3.50, Collingwood 8-0-4-1-5.75, Pietersen 2-0-19-0-9.50. ENGLAND: Strauss c Cooper b Mudassar 88 Pietersen c Borren b Seelaar 39 Trott st Barresi b Doeschate 62 IR Bell b ten Doeschate 33 Collingwood not out 30 RS Bopara not out 30 EXTRAS: (b 1, lb 2, w 11) 14 TOTAL: (4 wickets; 48.4 overs) 296 FOW: 1-105, 2-166, 3-224, 4-241 BOWLING: Mudassar Bukhari 9-0-54-1-6.00, BA Westdijk 7-0-41-0-5.85, BP Loots 9.4-0-74-0-7.65 (2w), PM Seelaar 10-0-54-1-5.40 (2w), RN ten Doeschate 10-0-47-2-4.70 (1w), TLW Cooper 3-0-23-0-7.66.