Broad admits spin struggles
England captain Stuart Broad admits the world champions were caught in a spin in their Twenty20 opener against South Africa.
England picked up where they left off in the final one-day international at Durham, throwing wickets away at regular intervals as they slumped to a seven-wicket defeat in the first of three T20 internationals.
Broad's side struggled to get slow bowlers Johan Botha and Robin Petersen away and managed just 118-7 in their 20 overs.
The Proteas lost three early wickets but eased home in the end thanks to Jacques Kallis and JP Duminy, leaving England with much to ponder ahead of their World T20 title defence.
"We were 20 or 30 short, we didn't adapt to the condition of the pitch or bat to our average," Broad told Sky Sports.
"We got a little bit stuck with the spin. We played nicely through the first six overs, but struggled in the middle period. We are aware of that and we know where to improve."
England are likely to face an even sterner examination in Sri Lanka later this month, but Broad is refusing to panic.
"It's not too much of a concern, we need to adapt and learn from this game. There is a lot of cricket to be played before then. We need to make strides and develop," Broad added.