Pallekele: Sep 27, 2012
Chasing a challenging 179 for five set by West Indies, England lost Craig Kieswetter and Luke Wright in the first over without a run on the board, and Broad feels his batsmen did a fantastic job by making a comeback into the match from such a precarious position.
"We had to regroup, obviously losing two wickets in that first over hurt us but we showed how good the wicket was," he said at the post-match press conference.
"We were quite happy with our effort with the ball and I think we're disappointed not to win tonight," Broad said.
Broad was full of praise for Eoin Morgan, who scored a blistering 71 off just 36 balls and together with Alex Hales (68) added 107 runs for the fourth wicket to bring England closer.
"Eoin has been fantastic in this form of the game and he showed it again," he said.
"The surface played pretty well, I think it was a batter's paradise. The bowlers kept them to a below par score so we're disappointed not to have chased that. We've got to stop losing early wickets because it's hurting us."(PTI)