Stuart Broad said a poor start was behind England's World T20 defeat to West Indies
Last Updated: September 28, 2012 7:56am
Broad: Poor start
England captain Stuart Broad admitted that England had paid the price for a disastrous start to their run chase as they fell to a 15-run defeat by the West Indies in their opening ICC World Twenty20 Super Eight fixture.
The holders were chasing 180 to win after Johnson Charles (84) and Chris Gayle (58) clubbed half-centuries, but the loss of Craig Kieswetter and Luke Wright within three balls put the West Indies in control.
Eoin Morgan (71no) and Alex Hales (68) did their best to rescue a lost cause, but Broad's men must now win their remaining games against Sri Lanka and New Zealand to advance.
Broad told Sky Sports: "We had to regroup. Obviously losing two wickets in that first over hurt us a lot. The way Eoin Morgan played got us back into the game.
"We were quite happy with our bowling effort, maybe 20 more runs would have been about par.
"We're really disappointed, I think it's a missed opportunity not to win tonight.
"But there are also some positives to take as well. Eoin's got amazing skill to find the boundaries when guys are still back and he's been fantastic for us in this format of the game.
"The surface played pretty well - it was a batsman's paradise. It was quite hard to stop the boundaries flowing in that middle period, but I thought Samit Patel in particular came back pretty well.
"With the bowling effort, I think we were just below par so we're disappointed not to have chased that.
"It's pretty clear what we have to do. We've done some good things tonight but we've just fallen short and we've got to stop losing early wickets like that because it's hurting us."