Women’s T20 Bronze-medalist – Malaysia, bags the match with 10 overs to spare!

Malaysia wins the match by 8 wickets, taking 3rd place in the Women’s T20 Format of the 26th SEA Games. After a disappointing game against Indonesia, our feisty girls were able to bounce back for their match with Singapore.

Singapore won the toss and elected to bat. It was a rather dull performance by Singapore, with only one boundary from Vathana Sreemurugavel in the 3rd over.  Singapore was able to maintain their runs, but it was at a very slow rise, with only 0-2 runs per bowl.

Malaysia’s fielding was at an all-time high, taking wicket after wicket, restraining Singapore from making any strong partnerships.

Mas Elysa made the first catch that dismissed Sreemurgavel for only 4 runs, and it was a quiet game from there till the 12 over – where it started pouring wickets. Feisty little Sasha Azmi took the next one, dismissing Samantha Singham for 12 runs with a swift catch off Nurul Dewi. Arianna Natasya took the third wicket, dismissing Smruthi Radhakrishnan for only 2 runs.

Jannadiah made it harder for Singapore, as she took three wickets in a single over, dismissing Captain Diviya for 13 runs, Shafina Mahesh and Roshni Ramesh for none, all bowled.

Ainna Hamizah continued the uninterrupted fall of the wickets, as she takes two batsmen out – Vigineswary for 3 and Hannah Marie for nil. Jannadiah returns to bowl and takes another wicket, dismissing Ci Hui for a duck.

Singapore’s innings ended at the 19.4 overs, with the dismissal of Dhavina for 3 runs with a run out by Nurul Dewi.

Malaysia is left to chase just 51 to win the bronze, and it didn’t take them long. They lost two batsmen along the way –  Yusrina Yaakop gets run out for 10 runs in 5.5 overs by Smruthi Radhakrishnan and skipper Winnie caught by Dhavina for 10. At Winnie’s dismissal, Malaysia was just 3 runs away from winning, and Mas Elysa swings a four, bringing the score up to 52 for 2, taking home the Bronze Medal for Malaysia.

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