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Pollard after England defeat: Bin it and move on



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West Indies captain Kieron Pollard has advised his side to forget the defeat and revive the title defence after being “demolished” by England in the Twenty20 World Cup opener.

England completed a six-wicket win by reaching 4-56 in just 8.2 overs to gain revenge for losing the final to West Indies at the last T20 World Cup in 2016.

Pollard termed their performance as unacceptable and expected better in their upcoming games.

"There's no words to explain it. Being bundled out for 55 is unacceptable. It's disappointing to start a tournament like that, being the defending champions," said Pollard.

"Having said that, it's something that we just need to accept. We accept it. We take full responsibility for what transpired out there and for us, games like these, you try to bin it as quickly as possible and move on,” he said.

England's spin duo of Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali shared six wickets between them and Chris Gayle's 13 was the only double digit score in West Indies.

"For us, we just need to go back, sort of look at our performances, look at the way we have gotten out and see if we can find maybe a medium as to how we need to approach it,"he added.