Broad - It's not over yet

England paceman confident of overturning 2-0 deficit

By Joe Drabble.   Last Updated: 17/11/08 4:32pm

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Broad: Remaining positive

Broad: Remaining positive

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Stuart Broad remains confident England have what it takes to bounce back and win the one-day series against India.

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"We beat South Africa 4-0 a couple of months ago and India is a very tough place to come and tour."
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A 54-run defeat in Indore now means England trail 2-0 in the seven-match series following a heavy loss in Rajkot on Friday.

Despite the latest disappointment, the Nottinghamshire seamer finished with figures of 4-55, a performance which was one of few positives.

After figures of 0-74 in the series opener, Broad responded with a fine opening spell which saw him claim the scalps of Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma at the top of the order.

Pleased

"I was pleased with the way I bowled, picking up four-for obviously pleased me," Broad told Sky Sports 1.

"But again losing the game is disappointing and we're going to have to bounce back from this pretty quickly.

"We came with the intention of getting early wickets and we were delighted to get three in the first 10 overs.

"But sometimes you have to put credit on the opposition and they batted fantastically through that middle period on what was a very quick-scoring ground and quite a small ground.

"I'm sure a 250 score or more was always on the cards but maybe 290 was a bit high. And again we felt like we had quite a good chance of chasing that but fell short."

Despite the latest setback, Broad believes there were plenty of positives moving forward for the rest of the series - starting with game three in Kanpur.

The 22-year-old was especially pleased with a batting display which included a composed 58 from Owais Shah, a patient 38 from Matt Prior and an explosive 43 from Andrew Flintoff.

"We are disappointed but we don't become a bad team overnight," said Broad.

Fantastic

"We beat South Africa 4-0 a couple of months ago and India is a very tough place to come and tour.

"There are still five games left, it's a long time - we know how momentum can change and cricket and if we win the next one we can go on a little run so that's certainly our aim.

"There were plenty of positives from today - the way we picked up early wickets and the way Fred batted, and Matt Prior batted at the top of the order was fantastic so we'll take the positives and hopefully we can hit them quite hard next game."

If England are to hit India hard, they must find a method to remove Yuvraj Singh after the India left-hander smashed his second consecutive century to help propel the hosts to another daunting total.

Broad added: "He's (Yuvraj's) playing very well - he's playing superbly. The wickets have been very slow and low but all credit to him.

"He is striking it fantastically and we need to come up with a plan to get him out a bit earlier."

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