Kuala Lumpur, June 27, Friday at 07:30 AM IST
Thailand will look to open their account when they will face off the hosts Malaysia for the second time in the tri-series. With two defeats in as many encounters, Thailand is sitting at the bottom spot and is still searching for the first win of the series.
Malaysia, on the opposite, is comfortably sitting at the top with two wins in two games. They started their campaign with 5 wickets win over Thailand followed by 73 runs win against the Maldives. They will be looking for the hat-trick of wins when both the teams will meet at Kuala Lumpur on Thursday morning.
The match will begin at 07:30 AM IST.
Put into bat first, Thailand posted 113-8 in 20 overs with the help of Henro Jordaan’s 33 of 20 and Naveed Pathan’s 37 of 28. Muhammad Syahadat bagged 3-7 in his 4 overs and was the key bowler for Malaysia.
In reply, Malaysia chased down the target in 17 overs with 5 wickets in hand, courtesy Muhammad Syahadat’s 41* of 32 deliveries.
Two of the three games played here have been low scoring with the total ranging from 110-130. A similar outing is expected when both the teams will meet on Thursday. Spinners have bagged the most wickets here and expected to play a key role in the bowling attack.
Almost 80% of wickets in the three games so far have been bagged by the spinners.
Average first innings score: 118
Average second innings score: 109
Highest total: 195/3 (20 Ov) by AUSW vs PAKW
Lowest total: 101/10 (19.5 Ov) by PAKW vs AUSW
The probable MAL vs TL playing 11 is listed below.
Wicketkeeper – Shafiq Sharif
Batsmen- Ahmad Faiz (c), Anwar Arudin, Aminuddin Ramly
All-rounder- Sharvin Muniandy, Syed Aziz, Muhamad Syahadat
Bowlers- Neville Liyanage, Muhammad Anwar, Nazril Rahman, Fitri Sham
Wicketkeeper- Md Shafiqul Haque
Batsmen- Chanchai Pengkumta, Nicholas Janes, Sittipong Hongsi, Henno Jordaan
All-rounder- Daniel Jacobs, Naveed Pathan, Ziaul Hoque
Bowlers- Vichanath Singh (c), Mahsid Faheem, Md Anowarul Islam
Syed Aziz, Ahmad Faiz (c), Fitri Sham, Neville Liyanage, Aminuddin Ramly, Shafiq Sharif (wk), Anwar Arudin, Muhamad Syahadat, Nazril Rahman, Virandeep Singh, Abdul Rashid, Norwira Zazmie, Muhammad Anwar, Sharvin Muniandy, Pasha Syafiq Ali
Daniel Jacobs, Nicholas Janes, Sittipong Hongsi, Md Anowarul Islam, Henno Jordaan, Naveed Pathan, Ziaul Hoque, Md Shafiqul Haque (wk), Mahsid Faheem, Vichanath Singh (c), Chanchai Pengkumta, Kiatiwut Suttisan, Kamron Senamontree
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