Home > News >

Stuart Broad hails England’s best T20 win under his captaincy

Stuart Broad hails England's best win under his captauicy

Stuart Broad now has 52 wickets in 44 Twenty20 Internationals © Getty Images

Auckland: Feb 9, 2013

England Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad on Saturday heaped praise on his side after their 40-run win against New Zealand in the first T20 tie at the Eden Park in Auckland.

England set a huge target of 215 against the Kiwis after being asked to bat first and successfully defended it by restricting the hosts to 174 for nine in the allotted 20 overs, to begin their tour on a winning note.

Broad told Sky Sports 1 that this was their best win under his captaincy.

“Certainly [the best win] that I’ve captained,” he said.

“Looking back to the 2010 World Cup where we won we were fantastic throughout that tournament, but to go and get a record score of 214, that’s the exciting thing in the team, to  have that mindset to go and get such a high score.

“A lot of the time you think 170, 180 is a good score. To go and get such a high score and defend it comprehensively, we’re delighted with that,” he said.

Broad, who claimed four wickets in the game, taking his overall wicket tally in the shortest format of the sport to 52 in 44 appearances – most for England – was not aware of the record.

“I didn’t know that. The freedom the guys played with the bat set us up brilliantly today. To lose the toss and then go and set our record score as an England batting line-up is fantastic,” he said.

“I think we learned a lot from batting on it first, knowing what we could bang out a heavy length, back of a length, and take the pace off to get the guys hitting to the bigger boundaries. It was probably not a bad toss to lose,” Broad added.

However, the English captain sounded warning for his side for the upcoming games to be played in Hamilton and Wellington.

He said, “It’s important we don’t get too carried away. We’ve two very important games coming up and Hamilton is a small ground again from what I remember, so we’ll have to be right on the money again.”

India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Southampton

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 9, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Harare

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 14, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

More

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 100 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Colombo

Match drawn

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 18, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 6 wkts

Photos

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test

Videos

Shaun Udal on India vs England 3rd Test

South Africa win series against Sri Lanka 1-0; move to No 1 in ICC Test rankings

India vs England Live Cricket Score 3rd Test Day 2 at Southampton: India end Day 2 at 25/1, trail by 544 runs

12 little-known facts about Garry Sobers

Pankaj Singh and other Test cricketers from Rajasthan

Mike Griffith: My choice of Mike Gatting as President of MCC was all about timing

Alastair Cook England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2014 South Africa vs Sri Lanka South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs South Africa Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2014

Hashim Amla: Credit to Sri Lankan spinners for making things difficult

Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2nd Test: Spinners bowled their hearts out, says Angelo Mathews after series loss

ICC investigating Moeen Ali’s Gaza wristbands

Pankaj Singh: Playing Tests for India was my biggest dream

India vs England 3rd Test at Souhampton: Wicket is easy for batsmen, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Moeen Ali wears ‘Save Gaza’ band: Instances where cricketers made political statements on the field

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test at Southampton: Jos Buttler’s blitz, Ian Bell’s century and other highlights from Day 2

India’s many dropped catches at slips against England

South Africa: The fourth innings champions

Sourav Ganguly-Jagmohan Dalmiya saga timeline

Fan of the Day

Fan Cricket

Fan Cricket

11 Posts | 2 Fans

Brazil vs Netherlands, 3rd place Fifa World Cup 2014 match Video Highlights

Prevent Diabetes Tip – get regular health check-ups

“F**k You, Xiaomi” – A great price for a great phone isn’t enough if you don’t respect your customers

Entertainment song Teri Mahima Aprampaar: Udit Narayan’s rendition reminds you of old Akshay Kumar songs!

Hashim Amla: Credit to Sri Lankan spinners for making things difficult

OnePlus One headed to India: Here’s why it is a flagship killer

Spotted: Kareena Kapoor in a stunning avatar during Singham Returns promotions!

Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2nd Test: Spinners bowled their hearts out, says Angelo Mathews after series loss

Rafael to miss rest of Man Utd’s tour of the USA with groin injury

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here