KUALA LUMPUR - Singapore have set up a rematch against fierce rivals Malaysia for the SEA Games netball gold medal after beating Thailand 55-43 in the semi-finals on Saturday (Aug 19).
The defending champions overcame a nervous first half, which they led 26-21, before they closed out strongly for the win at the Juara Stadium.
Malaysia, silver medallists in 2015 and champions in 2001, had earlier thumped Brunei 70-28 in the earlier semi-final.
The hosts will start as favourites for the title, having beaten Singapore 50-37 in the group stage on Wednesday.
Both teams have faced each other five times at the biennial Games, with two wins each and a draw.
Singapore have lost their last two SEA Games matches to Malaysia in KL but have posted a win in their neighbour's back yard at the Juara Stadium.
They won 48-37 in a group match in 2001 but lost the final 53-42.
The third meeting in the Games final between them will be on Sunday (Aug 20) at 3pm.