Swann hails England belief
Sunday 06 March 2011
England bowler Graeme Swann revealed England did not give up hope of beating South Africa despite being bowled out for 171 in their World Cup Group B game in Chennai.
England, still reeling from their shock defeat to Ireland, were reduced to 171 all out but dismissed South Africa for 165 in reply.
Swann told Sky Sports 2: "We didn't think 170 was as competitive as it should have been but it's proved to be that so were delighted.
"We knew there was life in the pitch for us. We knew how difficult it was to score when we batted, particularly at the end (of the innings).
"It just goes to show if you believe you can win in any game you can, as Ireland proved last week and so did we today.
"It's just nice that we've played a game and no one's got a hundred against us. We have had a bit of a rollercoaster World Cup so far," Swann added.
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