Australia's Elliot Patiste, Jayden Panela, Matthew Clague and Blayne Fletcher got off the block with a surpirse 924 to lead the fancied Koreans by 14 pins followed by Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Singapore closely bunched up.
But the Aussie quartet was unable to keep their lead with 758 in their second game. Korea's Han Jae Hyeon, Park Geon Ha, Lim Seong Lyul and Lee Ju Hyung added a stunning 924 to their opening game of 910 to take over the running.
Indonesia's Patrick M. Hernandez, Wibianzo Joaquel with Doubles silver medallist pair of Paolo M. Hernandez and Billy M. Islam knocked down 909 to move into a distant second as Australia slipped down to third. Bahrain remained in fourth ahead of Singapore in fifth.
Despite managing only 833 in their third game, Korea ended the first block in the lead with 2667. Indonesia held second spot with 876 for a total of 2580. Bahrain stormed home with a superb 911 to snatch third spot with 2558.