Hong Kong's top bowler Mohammed Zubair will have to wait until the next millennium to see if he can complete a hat-trick. In what was a most poetic end to 1999, Zubair took the last two wickets in the Kowloon Cricket Club Templars batting lineup yesterday and will have to wait until the Sunday League resumes on January 9 to add another feather in his already full cap. Zubair reaped another five-wicket haul - his sixth this season - as JKN Little Sai Wan easily defeated Templars by six wickets to overtake defending champions Pakistan Association at the top of the standings. The fast bowler, who took his tally to 40 wickets, was again in menacing mood as Templars were bowled out for 137 in the 39th over. Zubair broke the back of the Templars innings early on when he grabbed a couple of top-order scalps. He then came back for his second spell - three wickets in 14 balls - and wrapped up the innings in stunning fashion. First, he claimed Faizal Khan leg before wicket and then, with the next ball, clean bowled Papu Butani. 'I was worried the game would not be played because of the rain on Saturday,' Zubair said. 'I didn't sleep at all on Saturday night, thinking we might have to share points with Templars if the match was rained off.' But with the rain taking a break yesterday, Sai Wan quickly moved in for the kill and into number one spot in the League, a position held all season by Pakistan Association, who were without a game. Sai Wan knocked off the required runs for the loss of only four wickets in the 27th over. But the fact they could not accomplish their goal by the 25th over meant they had to settle for only 19 points and not the full 20. Templars never recovered after they lost key batsman Rahul Sharma, caught behind off Imran Farcy for nine. Ravi Sujanani hit a brisk 25 and along with Anurag Bhatnagar (36) and Manoj Cheruparambil (17) were the mainstays of the Templars innings. And, perhaps in the spirit of the season, Sai Wan also gifted 27 extras. Azhar Illahi top-scored in Sai Wan's run chase with 38. Malaysia beat Hong Kong by nine wickets in a rain-affected match to win the under-23 Tuanku Ja'afar Trophy in Kuala Lumpur. Hong Kong, batting first in the 30-over game, were bowled out for 33 with only Maurice Ling entering double figures. Malaysia knocked off the runs in 13 overs.