Kuala Lumpur: Team Asia got off to disastrous start as Anirban Lahiri and Gaganjeet Bhullar were outplayed by the European team which took a 5-0 lead on the opening day of the inaugural EurAsia Cup, here on Thursday.
The upbeat mood in the Team Asia camp on the eve of the inaugural competition was just the opposite at the end of the proceedings on the first day of the three-day event. Expected to provide a close contest in home conditions, the Asian were outplayed as the visiting European team ran up a 5-0 lead, whitewashing the hosts in the fourball competitions.
Leading the Europeans from the front was their skipper Miguel Angel Jimenez, who also put up the day's best individual showing. He was teaming up with Pablo Larrazabal.