The T20I quadrangular series in Malaysia has continued with the hosts still unbeaten after three days play.

After a big win over Bhutan on the opening day, Malaysia played them again yesterday afternoon and it was a much improved display from the visitors. Batting first the home side found themselves firmly on the back foot on 51-8. It took partnerships of 33 between Zubaidi Zulkifle and Fitri Sham and one of 28 between Sham and Syazrul Idrus to save them from total disaster.

Sham scored 40 from 38 balls batting at number ten to help the home team score 112-9. Ngawang Thinley took 3-12 and Sonam Yeshi took 3-16. Bhutan almost batted out their overs, losing their final wicket with two balls left as they were bowled out for 73.

Virandeep Singh bowled superbly, taking three wickets whilst conceding just four runs in his four overs as Bhutan lost by 39 runs and no doubt were left frustrated by their failure to polish off the Malaysian tail.

Earlier that day, Thailand and Maldives played their first match of the series. Thailand have been transitioning from a team built predominantly around the South-Asian community to an entirely locally produced team so their side is something of an experimental one at this stage with seven players making their T20I debut so far in the series.

So it may not come as much of a surprise that they have lost both of their games so far quite convincingly. Against the Maldives yesterday they scored 81 batting first with their opponents chasing that target in 15.4 overs to win by 7 wickets. Today against the more experienced Malaysians, they were bundled out for just 30, which the home team chased in 3.5 overs to win by 9 wickets.

This afternoon, Bhutan were put into bat by the Maldives and were restricted to 110-8 from their 20 overs. They were able to defend this total though and bowled well to keep their opponents to 104-8, Namgay Thinley and Jigme Singye both taking three wickets as Bhutan secured a 6 run win.