England endured a miserable end to a truly desperate winter as they suffered an embarrassing 45-run defeat at the hands of Holland at the ICC World Twenty20.
For the second time in the history of the tournament the Dutch claimed the prized scalp of their European rivals, managing to defend a total of 133-5 with relative ease.
Unlike the shock result between the nations at Lord's in 2009 this didn't come down to the last ball; no England batsman managed to make more than Ravi Bopara's 18 as they were bowled out for 88 in 17.4 overs.
Their shambolic effort included just four boundaries - Holland's Stephan Myburgh hit six on his own earlier in the day - as they set a new lowest score for a full Test side against an Associate nation in the shortest form of the game.
Having chased down a record score of 190 to beat Sri Lanka and then fallen just short in pursuit of 197 against South Africa, a target of 134 against the Dutch attack seemed to be a walk in the park at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
Instead batsmen just came and went on a regular basis, Mudassar Bukhari - who had not claimed a wicket previously during the tournament - and Logan van Beek both taking three wickets apiece.
However Timm van der Gugten claimed the prized scalp of Eoin Morgan for six, leaving the score at 26-3 with openers Alex Hales and Michael Lumb already gone. Moeen Ali followed soon after, hitting Peter Borren's first ball to cover, and when Jos Buttler holed out England were 42-6 at the halfway stage.
The run out of Tim Bresnan put a further hole in the sinking ship and when Bopara hit Van Beek out to deep mid-wicket to Peter Seelar, the last real hope of England making an escape to victory had departed.
Broad - who has suffered more than anyone, right through from Brisbane to Bangladesh - was caught behind off Bukhari (3-12) to make it 86-8 and, perhaps fittingly, a run out finished things off when last-man Stephen Parry was left hopelessly short of his ground.
The bowlers were not to blame in the end, particularly as they had held up their end of the bargain earlier in the day.
Skipper Broad used a different bowler for each of the first five overs, he himself making the only breakthrough when Michael Swart chipped tamely to Parry, the spinner having been selected in place of seamer Jade Dernbach, at mid-on.
Still, Myburgh gave the Dutch a decent start with 47 runs coming in the powerplay period and he added exactly 50 for the second wicket with Wesley Barresi.
Yet once Myburgh slotted a full toss from Bopara, who for the first time in the event bowled his full complement of four-overs, and at a cost of just 15 runs, too, straight down the throat of Hales at deep backward square leg to depart for 39, the Dutch innings rather lost momentum.
A fine running catch sent back Tom Cooper for seven, Chris Jordan taking the ball with his left hand as he ran back towards the cover boundary before then grasping his sunglasses with the other as they slipped from the top of his head.
Parry accepted a much more straightforward chance at mid-off as Borren fell to his opposite number for seven, giving Broad impressive final figures of 3-24.
Jordan bowled Barresi, who hit two sixes and the same number of fours to make 48, in the last over as England seemingly set themselves up for a routine run chase. Less than 20 overs later it turned out to be just a set up for yet another low that rounds out a disastrous six-month period in English cricket.