New Delhi: Malaysia spanked Singapore 5-0 to maintain a clean slate and top Pool B while Kazakhstan eked out a 3-2 win over Russia to finish second in the group at the Hero FIH Women's Hockey World League Round 2, here on Tuesday.
With an all-win record, Malaysia finished their pool engagements with nine points ahead of Kazakhstan (6), Russia (3) and Singapore.
In the first match of Pool B today at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Fazilla Sylvester Silin (24th minute, 32nd, 45th) scored a hat-trick for Malaysia while Rabiatul Mohamed (26th) and Nurul Mansur (41st) were the other goal getters.
Later in the day, Kazakhstan rode on Natalya Gataulina's (21st minute, 28th, 38th) hat-trick to get the better of the Russian girls.
For Russia, Margarita Drepenkina (35th) and Kristina Shumilina (44th) were the goal scorers.
Malaysia will now face the bottom placed team of Pool A, which is all likelyhood would be Ghana, in the quarterfinals while Singapore will take on hosts India.