Brothers act for Malaysia in Asiad T20

KUALA LUMPUR: Brothers Virandeep Singh and Pavandeep Singh played a key role in Malaysia's 73-run win over Singapore in an Asian Games men's T20 cricket match in Hangzhou today.

Singapore won the Group C toss, and decided to bowl.

Malaysia, coached by Pakistani Bilal Asad, recorded an impressive 160 runs with loss of eight wickets in 120 balls.

And Singapore were restricted to 87 runs with loss of all wickets with 13 balls to spare.

Virandeep made 44 runs from 34 balls with one four and four sixs without being out, Syed Aziz Syed Mubarak was the second highest scorer with 39 runs from 25 balls.

Elder brother, Pavandeep did well to take two wickets. Anwar Ibrahim and Amir Azim Shukor each also got two wickets.

Malaysia's next match is against Thailand on Oct 2.

Team manager Amy Mokhzani praised his players for their batting and bowling.

"We did well to reach 160 runs in 120 balls and take four wickets in the first five overs.

"I'm optimistic that we can get the better of Thailand to qualify for the quarter-finals," said Amy.

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