Malaysia thrash India 73-17 for their second win in the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) Asia Oceania championships in Pattaya.
The win also virtually ensures the Malaysians a place in the semi-final of Division Two of the championships. The top two teams from the division will qualify for the knockout stages against the top six teams in Division One comprising of Thailand, Japan, Australia, China, Korea and Iran.
Three teams from the knockout stages will then qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Japan as hosts have already qualified for the Paralympics.
In the match against India, the four players hit double digits with both Freday Tan Yei Bin and Muhamad Atib Zakaria picking up 16 points each.
Hafizuddin Bahrin and Muhammad Hafif Ramli picked up 11 points each, the same as India’s Ramesh Shanmugam.
Malaysia play Iraq in the final group match, a tie they are expected to win and top the group. If they do win, their opponents in the semi-finals would be either Chinese Taipei or Saudi Arabia, who take on each other in the top of the Pool A clash tomorrow.
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Division One: Japan bt Iran 71-51, Korea bt China 81-32; Australia bt Thailand 71-48
Pool A: Saudi Arabia bt Afghanistan 54-42; Chinese Taipei bt Indonesia 67-16
Pool B: Malaysia bt India 73-17; Philippines bt Iraq