Armed with a a lead of 88 pins from the first block of 3 games contested earlier in the day, the Japanese trio downed 731 in the fourth game to stretch their lead to 161 pins. Indonesia's Ryan Lalisang, Billy Muhammad Ismail and Hardy Rachmadian rolled a sizzling 763 to move into second position.
Malaysia's second trio of Timmy Tan, Ahmad Muaz and Muhd Rafiq Ismail posted 752 to leapfrog into third spot behind the Indonesia. Malaysia's first trio of Adrian Ang, Muhd Syafiq Ridhwan and Alex Liew stumbled to a lowly 658 and dropped out of contention.
Singapore's trio of Alex Chong, Darren Ong and Muhd Jaris Goh slipped down to fourth after a poor 652. Chinese Taipei's Wu Hao-Ming, Lin Pai-Feng and Hsieh Chin-Liang posted 700 to move into fifth position.
Japan was able to keep their lead despite knocking down 664 in the fifth game. Singapore bounced back with 755 to move back to second followed by Korea's second trio of Kim Jongwook, Koo Seonghoi and Kang Heewon moving into third after a strong game of 752.