Singapore beats Malaysia to qualify for Netball World Cup

Singapore qualified for next year’s netball tournament in South Africa after beating regional arch-rivals Malaysia 54-41 in the semi-finals of the Asian Netball Championship held at the Singapore sports hub’s OCBC Arena on Saturday afternoon. Qualified for the World Cup. Sri Lanka beat Hong Kong 67-43 in the other semi-final on the same day.

Singapore faced Sri Lanka in Sunday’s final for a rematch of the 2018 Asia Netball Championship, where the South Asian nation won 69-50.

Without veteran goal shooter Charmaine Soh, who suffered an injury early in the tournament, the hosts had strong home supporters cheering them on as Singapore bounced back from a 5-7 down to a 13-11 lead. spurred by the end of the first quarter.

Singapore played confidently in the second quarter, extending their advantage to 28-11, but a nervous third quarter saw Malaysia narrow the gap to 36-33.

Singapore regained control of play in the final quarter, calming their nerves and Seamless passing, solid defense, and accurate shotmaking ensure victory.

Most of the cheers in the stands are undoubtedly directed at goal shooter Lee Pei Shan. Lee Pei-Shang’s job was to keep his composure whenever he received the ball from his teammate at the edge of the court.

“There was a lot of pressure on the shooters and midcourt players to bring the ball and shoot. said Lee, who converted 90% of her attempts to contribute 35 goals.

“I promised my team to have the ball and shoot. rice field.”

Pictures: Netball Singapore

It was a special day for Kimberly Lee, who earned her 100th international cap on Saturday.

“All the emotions of the last eight years are back. I am very proud of the team. It’s the result of our hard work,” said Kimberly.

“The Malaysian team has come back really strong. They are known to be fighters and they didn’t give up even with such a big scoreline. “Their game plan. But I think the team managed to get back together and get back to what we were doing,” Wing Attack added.

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