Malaysia v Thailand at Johor Cricket Academy

Thailand confirmed their promise at that this level by challenging Malaysia in a six-wicket defeat.

For the second time in the tournament they batted out their quota of 45 overs against a strong bowling attack. Nishadh Rego held the Thai innings together with a well-composed 43. By the time he fell at the start of the 41st over, for 43 he had scored almost half his team’s runs.

A target of 98 shouldn’t have posed too many problems for Malaysia but at 58 for 4 in the 16th over and Nopphon Senamontree in the middle of a super spell (8-0-9-3) there would have been a few alarms in the Malaysian dressing-room.

The nuggety all-rounders Ramly and Kasman saw Malaysia home with a partnership of 40.


Filed August 9 2005