It was a mixed day for Indonesia in the cricket tournaments at the South East Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur today as their women recorded a surprise win over Singapore but their men were thumped by gold medalists Malaysia.

In the morning, Singapore captain GK Diviya won the toss and chose to put Indonesia - playing just their second ever women's match - in to bat at the Kinrara Academy Oval. An unbeaten innings of 53 by Andriani Andriani helped them post 140-2 from their 20 overs.

Singapore started well enough with a 55 run opening partnership between GK Diviya and Vathana Sreemurugavel, but the runs dried up from then on and they could only manage 99-7 from their 20 overs, losing by 41 runs. Andriani Andriani was the pick of the bowlers with 2-18.

Later in the day Malaysia wrapped up their gold medal winning campaign in fine style with a thumping win over Indonesia. Batting first after winning the toss, their innings was led by a sensational knock by captain Anwar Arudin.

He reached his century - without hitting a six - from 72 balls, and then really cut loose, hitting the ball to all parts. He scored four sixes to go with his 21 fours, and was eventually dismissed for 162. Virandeep Singh - still only 18 - continued his fine tournament with a second fifty in three innings with 58.

The rest of the Malaysian batting order didn't do all that much with the next highest score being Suharril Fetri's 25, but enough damage had been done to enable them to post 320. Kadek Gamantika was the pick of the bowlers for Indonesia with 4-53.

The visitors offered little resistance in reply, with only the two openers reaching double figures. Anwar Rahman was the leading bowler for the hosts, taking 5-29 as Indonesia were bowled out for 69, losing by 251 runs.

Tomorrow will be a lighter day of action with just one women's match taking place between Malaysia and Thailand. The men will also have a Twenty20 tournament to play, which will start on Saturday. The five teams that took part in the 50 over tournament will be joined by Vietnam, who will be making their international debut.


Indonesia Women beat Singapore Women by 41 runs
Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur, 24 August
Indonesia Women 140-2 (20 overs, A Andriani 53*, N Sakarini 37)
Singapore Women 99-7 (20 overs, GK Diviya 37)

Malaysia beat Indonesia by 251 runs
Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur, 24 August
Malaysia 320 (49.4 overs, Anwar Arudin 162, Virandeep Singh 58, K Gamantika 4-53, W Budiarta 3-72
Indonesia 69 (22 overs, Anwar Rahman 5-29, Abdul Rashid 3-8)