Broad resolute over T20 defeat

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ENGLAND captain Stuart Broad was not downhearted after his side lost by eight-runs against Pakistan in the first Twenty20 in Dubai.

Having lost 3-0 to Pakistan in the Test series and redeemed themselves with a 4-0 whitewash of their own in the one-day internationals, England are now playing now catch-up in the latest three-match rubber.

Pakistan made 144 for six but England could only make 136 for six from their 20 overs.Reflecting on the match, Broad said: “Pakistan batted quite nicely in the first three or four overs and made it difficult for us.

“We bowled pretty well and fielded not as well as we have done in the ODIs but we’re happy to keep them to 144.”