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Malaysia T20I Quadrangular Series 2022 Final: Malaysia Lift Trophy with Resounding Nine-Wicket Win

11/07/2022POSTED BY Malaysian Cricket Association Admin

Malaysia T20I Quadrangular Series 2022 Final: Malaysia Lift Trophy with Resounding Nine-Wicket Win

Syazrul Ezat’s 3 for 13 helped Malaysia bowl Bhutan out for 82 before Syed Aziz’s 44* (25) propelled the home side to the target with 13.3 overs to spare.
After winning the toss and choosing to bowl first, Malaysian skipper Ahmad Faiz could not have dreamt of a better start. A strong throw from Khizar Hayat and a clean gather from Ainool Hafizs caught the dangerous Mikyo Dorji out of his ground in the very first over.
Ezat followed this up by enticing Tenzin Rabgey to nick an outswinger through to Hafizs in the very next over. Frustrated by a lack of early boundaries, Tenzin Wangchuk tried to drive Ezat over mid on, but only managed to find the safe buckets of Khizar Hayat who leaped up to take an impressive catch.
Bhutan skipper Jigme Singye walked in at number five, but was unable to stop the procession of wickets after he missed a Pavandeep Singh arm ball to get trapped in front.
At 10 for 4 in the fifth over, Bhutan’s only saving grace was that Thinely Jamtsho, their top run-scorer of the tournament was still at the crease. In the final over of the powerplay, Jamtsho muscled Ezat over long on for the first six of the innings.
The powerful Bhutan batter would hit another two sixes in his innings of 37 (30), including one off Hayat which sailed over deep square leg and another off Vijay Unni which cleared deep mid wicket.
However, after he top edged a Sharvin Muniandy bouncer into the hands of Ahmad Zubaidi at short third man, Bhutan were left struggling at 65 for 8 in the 16th over. They were eventually bowled out for 82 as Malaysia sensed an opportunity to finish things off early.
Chasing 83 for victory, Malaysia wasted no time as Syed Aziz slog swept Suprit Pradhan over deep mid wicket for six in the very first over. In the same over, Ahmad Zubaidi would repeat the dose in addition to pulling the Bhutan off-spinner over deep square leg.
After a quiet second over, Sonam Yeshi was thrown the ball in the third over. The left-arm spinner was not spared by Malaysia’s openers, both of whom smashed him over the leg side for a six each.
Syed Aziz then eased Thinley Jamtsho through the covers for three runs in the next over to bring up a milestone of 1000 T20I career runs, becoming the second Malaysian men’s batter to reach the milestone after Virandeep Singh earlier in the week.
Even though Ahmad Zubaidi was trapped in front by Jamtsho in the same over, the damage had already been done as Syed Aziz smashed Ngawang Thinley down the ground for four to close out the chase with 13.3 overs to spare, clinching the player-of-the-final award in the process.
Brief Scores:
Malaysia 84/1 in 6.3 Overs  (Syed Aziz 44*, Jamtsho 1-16) beat Bhutan 82 All Out in 19.1 Overs (Jamtsho 37, Syazrul Ezat 3-13) by 9 wickets with 81 balls to spare
Player of the Series:
Virandeep Singh – 201 runs, 13 wickets
Best Bowler of the Series:
Syazrul Ezat (Malaysia) – 16 wickets, including one hat trick
Best Batter of the Series:

Ahmad Zubaidi – 215 Runs, 17 fours, 16 sixes

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