Riau Ega Agatha led Indonesia to the men's recurve final in Jakarta ©Getty Images

Indonesia came out on top against Malaysia in the semi-final of the men's recurve competition at the Gelora Bung Karno Archery Field during the test event for the Jakarta Palembang 2018 Asian Games.

An inexperienced Indonesian men's recurve team beat Malaysia 5-3 to reach the final, where they will face Chinese Taipei.

Riau Ega Agatha, who has six Southeast Asian Games medals to his name and represented Indonesia at the Rio 2016 Olympics, was the most senior member of the team with the other two members, Aviyanto Bagas Prasetyadi and Okka Bagus Subekti, both just 18-years-old.

Agatha commented on the nature of the team to Bola Liputan.

"There was a bit of trouble initially as we are a new team and did not have any training sessions together," he said.

"However, thankfully, we got the points when we needed to."

It was also a good day for the hosts in the men's pole vault competition as they completed a podium clean sweep with Idan Fauzan Richsan, who broke the Asian Schools Games boys' pole vault record multiple times in July 2017, leading the way.

India also had a successful day in the athletics competitions at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium as Nellical Varkkey claimed the women's triple jump title.

Sri Lankan duo Heenatimullage Dona Vidusha Balasooriya Mudiyanselage claimed the silver and bronze medals, respectively.