Europe move further ahead in EurAsia Cup

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Europe's Ian Poulter and Danny Willett overcame Asia's Byeong Hun An and Thongchai Jaidee.

Europe have enjoyed another dominant day in the EurAsia Cup as they repeated their day one results of 4 1/2-1 1/2 at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Malaysia on day two. The Europeans now boast a commanding 9-3 lead.

Ian Poulter was on fire once again, as he combined beautifully with Danny Willett to overcome Asia's Byeong Hun An and Thongchai Jaidee. An and Jaidee did not win a hole until the seventh, after Poulter and Willett took four of the first six for Europe with holes three and four drawn. The Asia duo rallied on the back eight, as the two teams split them two apiece with four draws, leaving the European duo with a 3 and 2 win.

Poulter was happy with another good shift for the visitors. "It was good golf. We had all intentions to play smart today, keep them under pressure," he said. "It's probably their strongest pairing. They played nicely yesterday. I think they were probably nine-under par, and we've done our job."

Shiv Chawrasia and Kiradech Aphibarnrat were Asia's only victors on the day, beating Kristoffer Broberg and Chris Wood by two holes.

For the second day running, home duo Danny Chia and Nicholas Fung had to settle for half a point against Europe's Soren Kjeldsen and Victor Dubuisson. The European duo took an early lead after winning three of the first eight holes, to Chia and Fung's one, but that was reversed on the back eight as the Asian pairing picked up wins on holes 11, 15 and 17.

Lee Westwood and Matthew Fitzpatrick were in fine form as they dominated Anirban Lahiri and Ashun Wu 5 and 3.