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MENAFN - Kora - 03/03/2014
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Lendl Simmons (70) helped the hosts battle to 159 in the second one-day international at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Sunday



England struggled in response, but eventually reached the target with 31 balls to spare as Ravi Bopara (unbeaten 38) and Broad (28 not out) saw them to the win



Broad said getting the job done was of the utmost importance as his 50-over team aim for back-to-back wins for the first time since June last year



"We've probably fallen short in the real pressure scenarios in the past year. It would have been a huge setback to lose today, having done some great things," he said



"It would have been like slamming your head against a brick wall really



"We just needed the top order to play us through and take responsibility. We didn't manage to do that, and we had a Champions Trophy final-type wobble in the middle



"But we got over the line, and that's the most important thing.



West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo slammed his team for their batting performance after they slumped to 81-4



He said the lower-order's efforts were unacceptable after the West Indies failed to bat out their 50 overs, bowled out in the 45th



"It was a poor batting display. I expected better. We keep losing early wickets and it's something we have to look at," Bravo said



"We have a never-say-die attitude. We didn't want to drop our heads. We knew we had Sunil Narine and (Nikita) Miller



"(I'm) happy with the bowling group but let down by the batters. (The lower order) will get some harsh words.










 


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