Malaysian batsman Bhatir Bhatira received a big cheer from fans as he beat a tough first-class match by one run in the Malaysia Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The 25-year-old was given a big ovation as he played a ball at the boundary to beat a stumped Sri Lankan captain to the ball in the final over.

Bhatir also scored a try, as the Malay side defeated the Sri Lankans 8-3 to reach the finals.

Sri Lanka was ranked ninth in the world in the first-ranked ODI rankings with 14 wins from 15 matches.

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