England captain Eoin Morgan conceded they did not do enough to take the game away from West Indies after suffering a six-wicket defeat in the World Twenty20 on Wednesday.
After being put into bat England posted a competitive score of 182-6 thanks in part to 48 from Joe Root but were ultimately undone by a stunning hundred from Chris Gayle.
Gayle made light work of a below-par England attack, smashing 11 sixes on his way to the fastest century in World T20 history as the Windies successfully chased the target down with 11 balls remaining.
The loss means England's hopes of progression to the semi-finals are already in the balance.
Morgan said: "I thought it was a competitive total. We would have liked 200, 220 probably would have been a winning total but we never really took the game away from them.
"They bowled well, and probably in the chase there was not a lot on offer for us apart from the first few overs when it swung.
"And once Gayle gets himself in he's hard to stop. Things were difficult."
England will look to bounce back on Friday when they take on South Africa.