The Valetta Cup continued in Malta today with all six teams in action on day two of this men's T20I tournament.

The opening game of the day saw hosts Malta, who won two from two yesterday, taking on Romania, playing their first match of the tournament. The visitors were put into bat first and made 165-4 from their 20 overs, Taranjeet Singh top scoring with 63 from 44 balls.

The hosts took until the final over to chase down their target but the result was never really in doubt as they won by 5 wickets. Basil George top scored for them with 37 from 22 balls and was named player of the match, though Taranjeet Singh can perhaps feel a little aggrieved at that decision.

We almost had the first century of the tournament in the second match as Czech Republic took on Gibraltar, who lost both of their matches on the opening day. The Czechs won the toss and chose to bat first and scored 184-5 with Sabawoon Davizi leading the way by scoring an unbeaten 98. Annoyingly for him, he did run two from the final delivery of the innings with his score on 98 but the umpire signalled for leg-byes.

Gibraltar batted out their overs in reply but were never in the hunt. Andrew Reyes top scored for them with 44 as they reached 144-8, losing by 40 runs.

The day's final match was between Hungary and Bulgaria, the former being put into bat first. Bulgaria's Chris Lakov bowled superbly at the start of their innings, taking two crucial wickets and not conceding many runs. From 33-4 though the Hungarian middle order rallied and they were able to score 158-8 from their 20 overs, Abishek Kheterpal top scoring with 42.

Chasing 159, Bulgaria were looking well set at the start of the 17th over on 134-4, especially when Said Hussain hit the first ball - a no-ball - for six. Two were scored from the free-hit and a single from the third ball had them looking really good on 144-4.

But off-spinner Bhavani Adapaka took two wickets from the rest of the over and this seemed to rally the Hungarian bowlers. Hussain was out for 54 in the next over with just six runs coming from the final three overs in an excellent display of death bowling. Bulgaria finished on 153-8 and lost by five runs.

The tournament will continue tomorrow with Gibraltar getting the opportunity for a day off to regroup after their three defeats. The Czech Republic will pull a double shift, opening the day by taking on the hosts and following this immediately with a game against Bulgaria. Hungary will play Romania to round out the day's action.