Stunning T20 match: Myanmar score 9 for 8, Malaysia stomp to easy win

first_imgMalaysia were left at the mercy of the weather after snaring eight wickets and conceding just nine runs in 30 minutes, as Pavandeep Singh returned impressive figures of 5/1, before heavy rain forced play to a halt in a WT20 Qualifier Asia B encounter at the Bayuemas Oval in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday.But a tremendous effort by ground staff and the entire Malaysian team to drain the outfield of stagnant water allowed play to restart with Malaysia set a target of six runs from eight overs.Malaysia suffered a fright, though, in losing openers Anwar Arudin and Shafiq Sharif to Pang Danu (2/2) in the first over without scoring but Suhan Alagaratnam’s straight hit for a six ensured there were no more hiccups as Malaysia ended on 11/2.Malaysia kept it tight against Myanmar even with the threat of rain looming.”We hoped to finish in the first over but the wicket was a bit wet and the bowler bowled into that patch,” said Malaysia captain Ahmad Faiz Mohammed Noor.READ – China score 35 from 20 overs in a T20 match. Thailand chase it down in 16 balls”Credit to him for getting our main batsmen out. But 11 runs in 10 balls is quite impressive for me.”Having won the toss and put Myanmar in to bat, Malaysia exclusively employed spinners in a rush to get a win ahead of the expected downpour.4 overs3 maidens1 run5 wickets!What a spell by @MalaysiaCricket’s Pavandeep Singh in their win against Myanmar at the @WorldT20 Asia B Qualifier! pic.twitter.com/Po2DIadwJ5advertisementICC (@ICC) October 9, 2018The hosts made a terrific start as Pavandeep began his four-over spell by trapping opener Lin Thu leg-before with the first ball of the innings before removing Ye Naing Tun two balls later.Anwar Rahman claimed two wickets for three runs before rain threatened to wreck Malaysia’s hopes of finishing third.”When it started to rain, we hoped to bat again. Thanks to the curator, ground staff and the boys, we worked hard to get the ground dried. We were lucky we managed to get it done and the umpires gave us eight overs,” Faiz added.last_img read more