Stuart Broad: 'Alex Hales's innings best I've ever seen for England'

England captain Stuart Broad bowls during the tour match between University of West Indies Vice Chancellor's XI and England XI on February 25, 2014
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England captain Stuart Broad says that Alex Hales's unbeaten century is one of the best knocks that he has ever seen.

England captain Stuart Broad has admitted that Alex Hales's unbeaten century is the best knock that he has seen by an England player in any format.

The 25-year-old became the first England batsman to reach three figures in Twenty20 international cricket with an unbeaten 116 off 64 balls.

Innings from Hales and Eoin Morgan helped guide England to a six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in their second Group One match of the World T20 Super 10 stage.

"That's one of the best innings I've seen in an England shirt in any format," BBC Sport quotes Broad as saying. "Our next game is under lights and we've got away with it today after an unbelievable knock from two of our guys, but we can't keep dropping people.

"We've got to win both remaining games, but the belief and confidence we'll take from winning this game will be massive."

England's next clash is against South Africa on Saturday.

England batsman Alex Hales leaves the field after his 94 during the 2nd NatWest series T20 match between England and Australia at Emirates Durham on August 31, 2013
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