KUALA LUMPUR: The national women's team secured their place in the final of the Hockey Series Open in Singapore after recording their fourth win on Wednesday.
K. Dharmaraj’s side eased to another comfortable victory, this time emerging 4-0 winners over Thailand at the Sengkang Sports Club to maintain their 100 per cent record in the tournament.
Thailand had gone into the match as the second-ranked team in the league standings.
Early pressure on the Thai's paid off when Fazilla Sylvester Sillin opened the scoring in the 23rd minute with Nuraini Rashid making it 2-0 just a minute later. Both goals were scored via penalty corners.
Nur Amirah Shakirah Zulkifli made it 3-0 with a field goal in the 43rd while Hanis Nadia Onn completed the rout in the 53rd, again through open play.
Malaysia lead the standings with 12 points having earlier in the tournament beaten Indonesia (18-0), Hong Kong (10-0) and Kazakhstan (8-1).
Malaysia play hosts' Singapore in their final league match on Friday. Only the finallists will qualify for the second round of the Series Open competition.