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Update Malaysia complete record-breaking 5-0 whitewash of Hong Kong

With a comfortable 6-wicket victory at Kuala Lumpur today, Malaysia completed a record-breaking whitewash of Hong Kong in their five-match T20I seriesahead of the Asia Cup Eastern Regional Qualifier, in which both teams will be participating later this week. Ranked fully 19-places beneath Hong Kong ahead of the series, Malaysia's sweep of the Inter-Port series represents, in terms of ranking differential, by some distance the greatest whitewash-upset in the history of the game.

The first match of the series, which had been relocated from Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur owing to concerns regarding the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, saw the impromptu hosts set the tone for the remainder of the series with a convincing 21-run win in the rain-abbreviated opener. Offspinner Khizar Hayat took five wickets for just four runs, the best ever T20I figures for a bowler on debut, to see Hong Kong stumble to 61-8 in pursuit of a revised target of 83 in the 9 overs that the rain permitted them, after Malaysia's innings had been cut short by the elements at 123-3 after 16.3 overs. Keeper-opener Virandeep Singh (32 from 23), skipper Ahmed Faiz (40 from 39) and number four Syed Aziz (27 from 20) provided the bulk of the runs. The trio would continue to score heavily for the remainder of the series, with Singh topping the run tables with 174 at 34.8, whilst Faiz would contribute 162 at 40.5 and Aziz 118 at 29.5, while for Hong Kong, Kinchit Shah would be the only batsman to make triple figures over the course of the five games.

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