South Korea and Japan have both won again on day two of the East Asia Cup in Sano, Japan, and will meet in Sunday's final.

China won the toss and elected to bat first against South Korea, their innings starting badly with both openers getting out for ducks. Two batsmen managed to make double figures today, an improvement from yesterday's game against Japan, but they could still only manage 76-8 from their 20 overs.

South Korea had little trouble in their reply, chasing down their target in 11.1 overs to win by 7 wickets. Choi Jiwon top scored with an unbeaten 20, adding to his 2-6 from four overs in the Chinese innings.

In the afternoon, hosts Japan won the toss and chose to bat first against the Hong Kong Dragons. Captain Masaomi Kobayashi top scored with 48 before he was bowled by Siegfried Wai, one of three wickets he took. The final total for the home team was 123-8.

The Hong Kong Dragons struggled in reply, with Louis Chan's 13 the only score in double figures. They were bowled out for just 34 to lose by 89 runs, losing their last nine wickets for just 15 runs. Shodai Yamada and Makoto Taniyama both took three wickets, the latter conceding just five runs in his four overs.

South Korea and Japan have already secured their place in Sunday's final, but they will still play each other in the final round robin matches tomorrow, as will China and the Hong Kong Dragons.


South Korea beat China by 7 wickets
Sano International Cricket Ground, 4 November
China 76-8 (20 overs)
South Korea 80-3 (11.1 overs)

Japan beat Hong Kong Dragons by 89 runs
Sano International Cricket Ground, 4 November
Japan 123-8 (20 overs, M Kobayashi 48, Siegfried Wai 3-26)
Hong Kong Dragons 34 (M Taniyama 3-5, S Yamada 3-10)