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Colly laments batting as sad England crash

<!--StartFragment--> CAPTAIN Paul Collingwood berated England&rsquo;s poor batting performance as South Africa waltzed to a comfortable victory in their Super Eights opener at Trent Bridge.<br /><br />England slumped to their lowest Twenty20 international total of 111, leaving the Proteas with the simple task of picking off a seven-wicket win.<br /><br />Collingwood hit 19 off as many balls to become only the third England batsmen to reach double figures, but even though Owais Shah impressed with a classy 38, the hosts were left to explain another embarrassing display. &ldquo;It was a combination of some bad shots and some excellent fielding by them,&rdquo; a realistic Collingwood said.<br /><br />&ldquo;Some of the catches they took, and their energy in the field, shows where we need to be in the next two games. They created so much pressure.&rdquo;<br /><br />Following their shocking defeat to the Netherlands a week ago, many believed England had discovered their form with a resounding victory over Pakistan. But Collingwood&rsquo;s men were back to their old frustrating ways as Jacques Kallis&rsquo; 57 not out helped the Proteas waltz to victory with ten balls to spare amid a chorus of boos.<br /><br />&ldquo;Credit to them, they kept us to a total which -- if we were to defend it &ndash; everything was going to have to go right,&rdquo; the England captain added.<br /><br />&ldquo;All their fielders put us under pressure. It&rsquo;s amazing how much pressure diving stops and one-handed catches can create. There were one or two positives &ndash; the way Dimi Mascarenhas bowled again and the way we took them down to the 19th over.&rdquo;<br /><br />England now need victory over defending champions India at Lord&rsquo;s on Sunday to keep alive their hopes of a semi-final place, with the West Indies to come the following day.<br /><br />In the other game, New Zealand thrashed struggling Ireland by 83 runs &ndash; easily defending their commanding total of 198-5. <!--EndFragment-->