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KP: Fear factor will not plague revitalised England

KEVIN PIETERSEN believes his England side have finally conquered their fear of failure following their impressive World Twenty20 victory over Pakistan on Sunday.<br /><br />The Hampshire batsman returned from an Achilles injury to smash a match-winning 58 and seal England&rsquo;s qualification for the Super Eights.<br /><br />England came out fighting after Friday night&rsquo;s embarrassing six-wicket defeat to the Netherlands, and Pietersen believes a renewed self-belief, generated by the Pakistan victory, makes England genuine contenders to land a first major tournament success. &ldquo;We just wanted to go out and play cricket like we&rsquo;d played over the last two or three months and the guys really turned it on,&rdquo; said Pietersen, whose 58 came off just 38 balls. &ldquo;It was a huge game because Pakistan are a fantastic team and I think our boys showed we&rsquo;re a force to be reckoned with.&rdquo;<br /><br />Now with England&rsquo;s passage to the last eight confirmed, the former captain says his men are in the right frame of mind. &ldquo;In the England teams I&rsquo;ve played in for a quite a while there have been players who have played with fear,&rdquo; he added. &ldquo;I think the guys went out against Pakistan to put in a performance where they were not worried about what happens.&rdquo;