Malaysia Under 19s lose to Aussies
With ten consecutive games lost against Test playing opposition, and several squad members suffering from flu, Malaysia's Under 19s were never going to be favourites to win against their Australian counterparts, and it is no surprise that Australia walked away with the match at Club Aman in Kuala Lumpur today.
Malaysia won the toss and elected to bowl first, and got off to a good start when Shahid Ali Khan had Kumar Sarna caught behind from the first delivery of the second over. But a partnership of 57 for the second wicket before James Smith was run out for 35 got Australia into the game, and that was followed by a partnership of 122 for the third wicket when Antony Murphy was also run out for 60.
Isaiah Borgas went on to score 81 from 82 balls for the Aussies, before a 84 run fifth wicket partnership between Tim Buzzard (54) and James Faulkner, who finished unbeaten on 50 as Australia reached 306/6 from their 50 overs.
Malaysia's batsman never really got started, with the exception of Aminudin Ramly, who scored an unbeaten 36. Sam Robson was the pick of the Australian bowlers with 4/25 as Malaysia were bowled out for 123 to lose by 183 runs.
The second and final match in the series will take place at the Kinrara Oval on Sunday.