Malaysia underlined their title challenge with a superb 3-0 win over Australia on day two of the World Squash Federation (WSF) Women's World Team Squash Championship in Paris.
Asian junior champion Sivasangari Subramaniam started in superb fashion for the Malaysians at the Jeu de Paume club with a 3-1 win in 51 minutes over Christine Nunn.
Delia Arnold had too much pace and power in the second clash to beat Australian veteran Rachel Grinham, 3-0.
This meant Malaysia had guaranteed victory in the Pool C clash even before eight-time World Open champion Nicol David defeated Donna Urquhart 3-0.
"I am very happy with the way the girls played today," said Malaysian coach Peter Genever.
"Beating the Aussies 3-0 is a great result."
Defending champions England also continued their good form by beating United States 2-1 in Pool B.
Sarah-Jane Perry and Alison Waters beat Reeham Sedky 3-2 and Olivia Blatchford 3-0 to ensure the English win before Amanda Sobhy gained a consolation victory over Laura Massaro, 3-1.
Hosts France were among other winners with a 3-0 triumph over Japan in Pool D.
It was a mixed day for Japan, however, who also beat Spain 2-1.
On a day of few surprises, top seeds Egypt also ran out 3-0 winners over New Zealand in Pool A.
Ninth seeded India also won 3-0 over Mexico.
Others to enjoy success today included The Netherlands, who beat Austria 3-0, and Canada, who triumphed 2-1 over Wales.