Singapore and Malaysia are going head-to-head in the Stan Nagaiah Trophy. The series has three T20I matches with two already concluded. The Singapore vs Malaysia T20I Series hangs in balance with both teams winning one game each.
The 2nd T20I of the Singapore- Malaysia T20I Series concluded last night. Let’s look at the match report of the same.
Singapore vs Malaysia 2nd T20I:
After losing the first match against Singapore, Malaysia got right back into the second T20I. After winning the toss, the visitors decided to bat first and create pressure on the hosts. Malaysia however did not get a good start with the first wicket falling at just 1 run when Zubaidi Zulkifle gave a catch to Manpreet Singh off of A Mahboob’s ball. The next batter Ahmad Faiz (35 off of 32) along with the opener Virandeep Singh (18 off of 11) steadied the innings. Syed Aziz made the biggest contribution to the team with a characterful half-century (56 off of 29). Muhamad Syahadat also came up with a quickfire 40 off of 24 and took the team total to 177/5.
Coming on to chase a big total. The home team had a good start with Aritra Dutta (11 off 15) and Surendran Chandramohan (16 off 19) getting on decently. However, with three quick wickets on 27, 36 and 46 the Singapore run chase was thrown into uncertainty. Manpreet Sing with 26 off of 24 and Janak Prakash with 56 off of 31 tried to bring the required run-rate under control, but it became impossible towards the end.
Pavandeep Singh from Malaysia did not get any wickets in his four-over spell but he was probably the most important bowler for the visitors. He gave just 12 runs in his four-over spell at an economy of just three and created a lot of pressure on the Singapore batters. Anwar Rahman with a bowling figure of 4-16-2 was also instrumental in the Malaysia win. Muhamad Syahadat was adjudged Player of the Match.
With the series now level, all sights are set on the final match of the series on 30th June.
Syed Aziz: 56(39), Myhamad Syahadat: 40(24)
Anwar Rahman: 4-16-2, Khizar Hayat: 4-30-2, Pavandeep Singh: 4-12
Janak Prakash: 56(31), Manpreet Singh: 26(24)
Janak Prakash: 4-38-2, Vinoth Baskaran: 2-11-1