The finalists of both the men's and women's Twenty20 competitions at the South East Asian Games were confirmed today at the Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur after a triple header of matches across the two competions.

The first match of the day was the final round robin match of the women's competition, with hosts Malaysia taking on Indonesia, with the winners set to join Thailand in tomorrow's gold medal match. Indonesia captain Puji Haryanti won the toss and chose to have her team bat first.

Scoring was slow, with Ni Sakarini only reaching 2 before she was the first wicket to fall in the eighth over. Fellow opener Yulia Anggraeni was able to score 48 before she was the second wicket to fall, and Indonesia made 97-2 from their 20 overs.

Malaysia found runs even harder to come by and were restricted to just 76-9 from their 20 overs, losing by 21 runs. Indonesia thus secured their spot in tomorrow's gold medal match against Thailand, whilst Malaysia will be playing in the bronze medal match against Singapore.

The next game of the day saw the international debut of Vietnam, who were taking on Singapore in the first round of the men's Twenty20 tournament. Singapore won the toss and chose to bat first and punished the inexperienced Vietnam bowling attack.

Openers Navin Param and Anish Paraam put on 65 before the latter was out for 22 from the first ball of the seventh over. Navin Param was eventually out 6 overs later having scored 63 from just 39 balls. There was to be rest from the onslaught for the Vietnamese attack.

Riaz Hussein and Abhiraj Singh put on an unbroken partnership of 80 for the fourth wicket in 7.2 overs. Hussein scored 51 from 34 balls, whilst Singh smashed 44 from just 21 balls. Singapore's final total was 194-3 from their 20 overs.

Vietnam had no answer to the Singapore bowlers in reply, with five batsmen - including both openers - unable to even get off the mark, and nobody making double figures. Mulewa Dharmichand was the pick of the bowlers with 3-4 as Vietnam were bowled out for just 29, losing by 165 runs. The win secured Singapore's spot in Tuesday's men's Twenty20 gold medal match.

The last match of the day saw Thailand take on hosts Malaysia, with the visitors batting first after winning the toss. Kiatiwut Suttisan with 25 and Vichanath Singh with 11 were the only batsmen to reach double figures as Thailand were bowled out for 77, Mohammad Shukri taking 3-8 to add to his 5-2 yesterday. His tournament average therefore currently stands at 1.2.

Malaysia's captain Anwar Arudin opted to take a rest after scoring two consecutive centuries, and didn't bat today, not that it made a difference for Thailand. The home side did lose three wickets but secured their win - and their spot in the final - with 2.5 overs to spare.

After the women's medal matches tomorrow, the round robin stage of the men's Twenty20 will conclude. Indonesia will play Vietnam, which will be followed by Myanmar taking on Thailand. The winners of those two games will compete for the bronze medal on Tuesday.


Malaysia Women lost to Indonesia Women by 21 runs
Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur, 27 August
Indonesia Women 97-2 (20 overs, Y Anggraeni 48)
Malaysia Women 76-9 (20 overs)

Singapore beat Vietnam by 165 runs
Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur, 27 August
Singapore 194-3 (20 overs, N Param 63, R Hussein 51*, Abhiraj Singh 44*)
Vietnam 29 (15 overs, M Dharmichand 3-4)

Malaysia beat Thailand by 7 wickets
Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur, 27 August
Thailand 77 (20 overs, Mohammad Shukri 3-8)
Malaysia 81-3 (17.1 overs)