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Collingwood has faith in Broad

Paul Collingwood expects fast bowler Stuart Broad to bounce back from being hit for six sixes in an over against India in the ICC World Twenty20.

The 21-year-old suffered every bowlers nightmare when Yuvraj Singh hit him for 36 in six balls as Englands campaign came to a disappointing end on Wednesday.

Spurred on by being hit himself for five successive sixes by Dimitri Mascarenhas at the Brit Oval a fortnight ago, Yuvraj launched into the 19th over of Indias innings at Durban following a verbal spat with Andrew Flintoff.

His efforts lifted India to 218 for four and, ultimately, an 18-run victory.

Broad is the fourth bowler in history to suffer such an ordeal and England captain Collingwood said: Hes never going to get rid of that unfortunately and he realises that.

Hes a very proud man, hes got a lot of pride in his bowling and that will hurt him, but its up to us all - me as captain and all the players - to get behind him and support him.

The way hes been during this season has been fantastic. Hes been one of our best bowlers, the way hes learnt and progressed, so Im sure this knock back wont affect him too much.

Broad finished with damning figures of 0-60 from four overs as India reached their impressive total, the fourth highest international Twenty20 score.

To have an over like that from Yuvraj with the best striking Ive ever seen was amazing and Im feeling a bit sorry for Stuart, confirmed Collingwood.

Im afraid that in this Twenty20 format it was only a matter of time before we were going to get an over like that.

I thought generally through this tournament we bowled pretty well but the Indian batsman got a hold of us.

Ive never seen hitting like that consistently. The thing was he wasnt hitting the ball in exactly the same area.

It went all the way around the park from backward point, over mid-on, over mid-off and over square-leg it was literally going everywhere.

far from capitulate after watching Yuvrajs spectacular show, England made an impressive effort to finish on 200 for six after reaching a position where they needed 36 off the final over.

I thought we made a top effort and a great fist of it in reply with our innings, stressed Collingwood.

We showed a lot of character there. We could easily have gone down cheaply but we didnt and gave it a good go.

Its been disappointing tournament in results terms but we have done is learn a hell of a lot. Weve learned a lot about players and the teams you need.

If you look through the tournament - its been the really experienced players that have done well like (Sanath) Jayasuriya, (Adam) Gilchrist, (Matthew) Hayden, (Mahela) Jayawardene all of them have gone out and performed.

I think thats going to be the key the next time when you come to a Twenty20 World Cup like this you have to have players in there whove played a lot and know their games well because its a really pressurised situation.

England will move on to Johannesburg for a few days relaxation before they travel on to Sri Lanka for the start of a five-match one-day series.

source - ecb.co.uk
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