The men's 50 over cricket tournament at the South East Asian Games continued today with a second 50 over double header at the Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur.

In the first game, Singapore captain Anantha Krishna won the toss and chose to put Myanmar in to bat. Mulewa Dharmichand promptly performed a star turn with the ball, taking 7-22 as Myanmar were bowled out for 98. Htet Lin Aung top scored for Myanmar with 22.

Singapore chased down their target in 13.5 overs, but somehow contrived to lose six wickets as Paing Danu took 5-23. Navin Param top scored for them with 37 and was the only Singaporean batsmen not to be dismissed by Danu.

In the second game of the day, Indonesia won the toss against Thailand and chose to put the Thais in to bat. Wanchana Uisuk batted throughout their innings, scoring the first century of the event with an unbeaten 102. The final total for Thailand was 242-5.

In reply, Indonesia quickly collapsed to 17-7 before Ahmad Ramdoni and Geda Sura Arsa made the only double figure scores of their innings with 23 and 11 respectively. This helped provide a little more respectability to Indonesia's score, but they could still only manage 63, losing by 179 runs.

Indonesia's defeat means that they are now out of the running for the medals. Tomorrow will see the start of the women's Twenty20 tournament, with Myanmar women making their international debut against hosts Malaysia in the morning. The second match of the day will see the same two countries face off in the men's 50 over tournament.


Singapore beat Myanmar by 4 wickets
Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur, 20 August
Myanmar 98 (42 overs, M Dharmichand 7-22)
Singapore 100-6 (13.5 overs, N Param 37, Paing Danu 5-23)

Thailand beat Indonesia by 179 runs
Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur, 20 August
Thailand 242-5 (50 overs, W Uisuk 102)
Indonesia 63 (25.4 overs, Vichanath Singh 3-2, K Senamontree 3-11)