In the women's division, Malaysia's first trio of Natasha Roslan, Syaidatul Afifah and 2017 AMF World Cup first runner-up, Siti Safiyah topped the second squad to move into semi-finals contention in second overall with 1877, 33 pins shy of Squad 1 leader, Team USA 1.
Singles bronze medallist, Mai Ginge Jensen anchored Rike Holm Agerbo and Britt Brondsted to give Denmark the early lead, 19 pins ahead of Malaysia in second and Colombia's Anggie Ramirez, Isabella Correa and Juliana Franco in third.
Roslan, Afifah and Safiyah added 639 in the second to take over the running to move 26 pins ahead of the Danes. The Malaysian threesome ended with 583 to take the squad but failed to overhaul the Squad 1 leader.
Colombia completed their first block with 633 and 610 to clinch second spot to Malaysia with 1849 but 55 pins behind Germany, who was second in the first squad. Germany and Colombia occupied third and fourth positions overall with the Danes in fifth after two squads.