Singapore's Timothy Tham and Basil Dill Ng set the early pace with a superb 493 to lead the second Malaysian pair of Ang and Rafiq by 27 pins. Malaysia managed to close tha gap to just 14 pins after a stronger second game.
Out of the blue, the first Malaysian pair of Alex Liew and Syafiq Ridhwan leapfrog into the lead after the third game, thanks to a big game of 279 from Syafiq. Indonesia's Billy Muhammad Islam and Hardy Rachmadian took over second spot, just one pin adrift.
The lead changed hands again after the fourth game. Singapore's second pair of Muhhammad Jaris Goh and Keith Saw moved into the lead, 15 pins ahead of Liew and Syafiq while the other Malaysian pair and the Indonesian pair stayed close.
Ang and Rafiq added a superb 495 in the fifth game to become the new leader, albiet just one pin ahead. Indonesia followed in third, a further 19 pins away as Singapore slipped down to fourth. It came down to the sixth and final game to decide which Malaysian pair will prevail.