England v Malaysia, Selangor Turf Club, Under-19 Tri-Series January 27, 2007

England rout hosts Malaysia

Cricinfo staff

England 76 for 2 (Northeast 34*) beat Malaysia 73 (Miller 3-25, Westfield 3-5) by eight wickets

England routed Malaysia in their opening match of the Malaysian Invitational Under-19 Tri-Series at the Selangor Turf Club, bowling the home side out for 73 and knocking off the runs for the loss of two wickets.

Greg Wood won the toss and put Malaysia in, and they were never in the match once Andrew Miller had removed the top three, although they did recover from 58 for 9. The only blot on England's performance was that they conceded 23 extras, more than double the highest score by a batsman, including 15 wides.

Sam Northeast and Billy Godleman put on 58 for England's second wicket to all but seal the tie.

"It is a wonderful start for England in the Tri-Series," said team manager John Abrahams. "The bowlers did a fantastic job today.'

England take on Sri Lanka, who defeated Malaysia yesterday, on Monday at the Kinrara Oval.