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Broad and Giles pull no punches

Watch Ashley Giles' post-match press conference

By Rob Barnett

England’s captain and coach spoke honestly in the aftermath of the surprise World Twenty20 defeat to Netherlands.

Stuart Broad and Ashley Giles did not look for excuses following the Associate nation’s 45-run victory at Chittagong in what was the last game of the tournament for both.

England looked favourites to win when they limited the Dutch to 133 for five, three of the wickets going to Broad.

However, the reply never got up and running as six scalps split between Mudassar Bukhari and Logan van Beek helped to end the innings in the 18th over.

Skipper Broad said: "We talked before the match about complacency not coming anywhere near our game, but if I had been watching that then I'd look at that batting performance and say it was complacent.

"No-one seemed to have any hunger to go and get any runs and there was obviously some soft dismissals in there with no-one making a telling contribution to chase a low score.

Ashley Giles, pictured here after the game, said: "How do I explain that? Only with a couple of words: complacency would be one of them."

"It sums up our winter as an England side. It was pretty similar to the batting displays we put in after we lost the Ashes in Australia."

England made 193 and 190 respectively in defeat to South Africa and victory over Sri Lanka earlier in the World T20 campaign, but got nowhere near those scores today.

Limited-overs coach Giles said: "How do I explain that? Only with a couple of words: complacency would be one of them.

"There's no hiding place. I'm not sure there's anything more we can say other than it was unacceptable and embarrassing.

"You can't choose when to turn it on and off and I felt we thought we could today. Every time you put on an England shirt and bowl a ball, field a ball, hit a ball, you have to have everything in it and we weren't doing that.

"There has to be some personal responsibility but we stick together and we have all lost that match. It should hurt those guys as much as it hurts me and I hope it does."

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