Meanhile, Malaysia was unstoppable when Esther Cheah, Sin Li Jane, Nur Syazwani Sahar, Siti Safiyah AMirah and Shalin Zulkifli reeled in 1189, 1228 and 1224 to end the first block in the lead with 3641.
Korea's Lee Nayoung, Kim Moonjeong, Kang Sujin, Baek Seungja and Jung Dawun, who led the opening game with 1196, lost their lead after managing 1105 in the second game but bounched back with 1204 to trail Malaysia by 136 pins.
Chinese Taipei's Chien Hsiu-Lan, Chang Yu-Hsuan, Wang Ya-Ting, Huang Chiung-Yao and Tsai Hsin-Yi, who was third after the second game, ended poorly to drop into fourth on 3349. China's Peng Rui, Li Qing, Wu Yanqin, Fan Juanjuan and Zhang Chunli snatched third spot with 3366.
Australia also ended strongly to complete the top 5 with 3289. The women will resume with their second block of three games tomorrow after the men have completed their second block. The medal ceremony for the Team of 5 event will follow thereafter.