Broad - England moving on

Notts seamer focused on the Super Eights

Last Updated: 10/06/09 8:39am

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Broad: Bounced back from humbling

Broad: Bounced back from humbling

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Stuart Broad is confident England can make an impact in the Super Eights phase of the ICC World Twenty20.

"I think we stand a very good chance in this World Cup because we're playing exciting cricket and we've got some batsmen who can clear the ropes."
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The host nation suffered a shock defeat to the Netherlands in the opening game of the tournament on Friday.

Broad missed three run out chances and a return catch in the final over as the Dutch chased down a target of 163 from the last ball.

But England responded by thrashing Pakistan by 48 runs at the Oval on Sunday, Broad claiming 3-17, to ensure they made it out of Group B.

And they now face holders India, South Africa and West Indies over the course of the next week to determine who proceeds to the semi-finals.

"I don't think what happened on Friday will disrupt our momentum much because we've had a great start to the summer and it was such a tight finish," Broad said.

"If we'd been hammered that might have hurt a bit more, but having only just lost and then beating Pakistan well, I think it is quite easy to move on from.

"I think we stand a very good chance in this World Cup because we're playing exciting cricket and we've got some batsmen who can clear the ropes."

Frustration

On his final-over agony against the Netherlands, he added: "In international sport you don't get much time to sit around and mope about what might have been.

"You have a bit of quiet time to think about it, but you're really looking for the next stage and the next chance to put it right.

"Luckily we had a game coming up straight away and the equation was pretty simple - we had to win well to go through and so we were very focused on the job in hand.

"We had a fitness test on the Saturday morning which got rid of some of the frustration and then it was about changing the focus so we could learn from our mistakes and put it into practise on Sunday.

"We had a big team meeting where we had a good chat about the mistakes we made, but everyone was behind the decision to go for the win and we just resolved to put things right so we felt quite clear on what we had to do."

England will train at Loughborough on Wednesday ahead of Thursday's match against South Africa at Trent Bridge.

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