Malaysian team in jubilant after managed to hold opponent Singapore to a 35-35 drawFrom Ahmad Muliady Abdul Majid
SINGAPORE, June 2 (Bernama) -- The national netball squad held hosts and traditional rivals Singapore to a 35-35 draw in their third match in the 2015 SEA Games at the OCBC Arena, Singapore Sports Hub here today.
Singapore raced to a 13-8 lead in the first quarter and were leading 22-19 after the second.
#SEAGames2015 #Netball Malaysia 35 - 35 Singapore! Congratulations #TeamMalaysia 👏 @suraya_yaacob @ocm_mom pic.twitter.com/9RjhuGJq92— Man Olimpik (@ManOlimpik) June 2, 2015
After the break, they led by five points in the third quarter but Malaysia battled back to tie the match at 35-35 in the last quarter.
"For us, this can be considered a victory. The Singapore fans tried to drown us out with their vociferous support but our girls were up to the task," Malaysia's coach Aminah Saari told reporters afterwards.
Malaysia's chef-de-mission Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria, who was present, said he was proud of their performance in the "pressure cooker" environment.