Get ready for an exciting clash between Hong Kong (HK) and Malaysia (MAL) in Match 1 of the Malaysia T20I Tri-Nations Cup 2023 at Bayuemas Oval in Kuala Lumpur. In this tri-nation tournament involving Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Papua New Guinea, Malaysia have a slight edge in their head-to-head record against Hong Kong, leading 5-3.
Hong Kong’s last encounter against Malaysia was in the Quadrangular Series Final, where they emerged victorious with a 39-run margin. Batting first, Hong Kong posted a challenging total of 182 runs in 20 overs. Yasmin Murtaza played a pivotal role with 45 runs and a wicket to his name, while Aizaz Khan shone with an impressive four-wicket haul.
Malaysia played their recent T20I match against Thailand, where they secured a comfortable seven-wicket win. Thailand were bowled out for just 93 runs, and Malaysia efficiently chased down the target, scoring 96 runs in 12 overs. Syed Aziz led the charge with a notable 45-run contribution, while Vijay Unni was exceptional with a four-wicket haul.