Jersey beat hosts Malaysia by seven runs in ICC match

Anthony Kay
Anthony Kay's four wickets were crucial for the island side

Jersey have become the first side to beat hosts Malaysia in the ICC's World Cricket League Division Six tournament.

In a thrilling end to the match Malaysia fell seven runs short of Jersey's 171-8 as Anthony Kay took four wickets for 22.

Corey Bisson top-scored for Jersey with 38 while skipper Peter Gough got 37 as Jersey set their rivals a low total.

But Kay and Alex Cooke, who took three wickets for 53 runs, pegged Malaysia back and set up an important win.

Kay, Cooke and Ben Stevens, who took three wickets, ripped through Malaysia's top order as they restricted them to 57-5

"It was definitely a tough game and Malaysia played really well and pushed us right up to the end," Kay said.

"It does feel fantastic to score our first victory of the tournament, especially after two really close games that resulted in losses for us," Kay added.

Victory for Jersey was vital as they aim to try and stay in the division, having lost to Guernsey and Kuwait.

They move put of the relegation zone into fourth place ahead of their their with Nigeria on Thursday.

A win over the African side, plus victory over Fiji in their final group match on Friday, would keep them in the division.

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