Malaysia earned a place in the last 16 of the World Team Squash competition in France ©WSF

Malaysia secured top spot in their pool at the World Squash Federation Men's World Team Championship in Marseille with a victory over Austria.

The Malaysian team surprised India yesterday and built on their success at the Modern Squash and Salle Vallier.

Mohd Nafiizwan Mohd Adnan gave the Malaysian team an ideal start by winning 8-11, 11-8, 9-11,11-3, 11-4 against Austria’s Aqeel Rehman.

Their success was sealed when Ng Eain Yow beat Yakob Dirnberger 11-7, 11-6, 7-11, 11-7, before Addeen Idrakie cruised past Lukas Windischberger 11-7, 11-2, 11-5.

The 3-0 victory saw Malaysia finish top of Pool H, with India ending as the runners-up with one victory and a defeat.

Malaysia will meet Scotland in the last 16, with their opponents having finished as the Pool G runners-up by beating Jamaica 3-0.

Wales secured a 3-0 win over the Czech Republic to finish in second place in Pool D, with Australia having already topped the standings with two wins.

The Welsh team are now set to meet France in the last 16, with the hosts progressing as the Pool C winners after two wins.

Canada were comfortable 3-0 victors against Ireland to finish behind France in the standings, with the result setting up a clash with Australia tomorrow.

Finland, who were the bronze medallists in 1991, narrowly beat Argentina to secure second spot in Pool B.

Their reward is a daunting test against Pool A winners and top seeds Egypt.

Switzerland overcame Pakistan in the late Pool A tie of the day, as they set up a last 16 match with defending champions England.

The United States then beat South Africa, with their reward a tie against Hong Kong.