PETALING JAYA: Malaysian have won promotion to the ICC World Cricket League Division Four.
The team booked a spot in Division Four and a date in the final against Jersey on Thursday, after beating Nigeria by nine wickets at the Bayuemas Oval on Wednesday.
Together with Jersey, Malaysia will now play in Division Four in Singapore this June.
Shahrulnizam Yusoff and Suharril Fetri impressed in the first innings when they got three wickets each.
Nigeria could only score 113 runs in 32.2 overs as Malaysian bowlers were on a roll.
Olajide Bejide and Ricky Sharma scored were top batsmen with 23 runs each as their decision to bat first in the Bayuemas Oval backfired.
In the second innings, Malaysia, only needing to chase 114 runs, got the job done as the partnership of Captain Ahmad Faiz Mohammad Noor and Syeikh Nasir Shafiq scored 111 runs to help Malaysia notch 115 runs.
Man-of-the-match Ahmad Faiz was delighted with the victory and said that the players performed very well.
“We managed to stop them at 113 runs and it was a good score to chase. Our partnership did well and I’m happy with the victory.
“We always think positive whenever we face our opponents. Our bowling was very good today and we managed to keep the Nigerians at bay,” said Faiz.
Ahmad Faiz also said that the game plan for Division Four will be the same and he said that the players will look to score big runs in the match-ups in Singapore.