Slow start costs England victory

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ENGLAND captain Stuart Broad urged his team to pay more attention at the start of future innings as the loss of two early wickets contributed to a 15-run defeat to the West Indies in the ICC World Twenty20 Championship.

The holders were chasing 179 for five after Johnson Charles (84) and Chris Gayle (58) clubbed half-centuries, but the loss of Craig Kieswetter and Luke Wright for nought from three balls put England on the back foot at the beginning of their chase.

Eoin Morgan (71 not out) and Alex Hales (68) did their best to rescue an unlikely victory, but Broad’s men must now win their remaining games against Sri Lanka and New Zealand to progress.

Broad said: “We had to regroup. Obviously losing two wickets in that first over hurt.”