Europe, the defending champions will go into Sunday’s final 12 singles trailing Asia 6½-5½ in the EurAsia Cup.
After day one, Europe trailed 3½-2½, and took the lead by winning 3 of the first four foursomes matches on the second day in Malaysia.
The last two matches of the day were claimed by Asia and thus they maintain their advantage at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club. England’s Tommy Fleetwood said: “I am looking forward to the singles. It’s crunch day tomorrow.”
With a 3 & 2 win over Indian pairing Anirban Lahiri and S.S.P Chawrasia, Fleetwood and Henrik Stenson had drawn Thomas Bjorn’s Europe side level.
Fleetwood added: “It was a really good morning, we played really solid. We didn’t make a bogey, we made quite a few birdies and in foursomes that’s going to be hard to beat, really.
Britons Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton then beat An Byeong-un of South Korea and Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat 2&1 as Europe moved ahead, while Matthew Fitzpatrick and Thomas Pieters earned a 3&2 win against Kang Sung-hoon and Poom Saksansin.
Yuta Ikeda of Japan and Malaysia’s Gavin Green won three of the last four holes for a rousing 1-up win over Alex Levy and Rafa Cabrera for Arjun Atwal’s Asia. Hideto Tanihara and Phachara Khongwatmai beat Alex Noren and Paul Dunne 2&1 before Haoting Li and Nicholas Fung also won 3 of the last four holes to claim a 3&2 win over Bernd Wiesberger and Ross Fisher to keep the hosts ahead in the contest.
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