Singapore won the Commonwealth Games women's team table tennis tournament for the fifth time in Birmingham ©Getty Images

Singapore surged to gold in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games women's team table tennis tournament as they cruised past Malaysia here.

The 3-0 win at the National Exhibition Centre saw the Singaporeans regain the title they lost to India at Gold Coast 2018 and claim the country's 23rd table tennis gold at the Commonwealth Games.

Zhou Jingyi and Zeng Jian came out to the court first for the now five-time champions in the discipline with Karen Lyne and Ho Ying.

The Malaysians, who came into the match following a gruelling three and a half hour win over Wales, snatched an unexpected 11-7 win in the first game.

However, the second game saw Singapore hit their stride as a key seven-point swing levelled the scores.

A large athlete delegation had come to support Singapore and their presence was felt.

Zhou and Zeng ran away with the remaining three games 11-4, 11-6, 11-5 to draw first blood in the best of five series.

Feng Tianwei was next up for Singapore against Alice Chang Li Sian of Malaysia.

The London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist was taken to the edge but eventually sealed an initial 11-9 win.

The crucial point came after Feng forced her opponent further and further back with a series of powerful strikes before dropping it just over the net as a helpless Chang watched on.

Zeng Jian played a key part in two of Singapore's three matches in the victory over Malaysia ©Getty Images
Zeng Jian played a key part in two of Singapore's three matches in the victory over Malaysia ©Getty Images

After putting up a good fight in the opener, Cheng was then mauled in the second game losing 11-1 before an 11-7 loss sealed a confident win for Feng to make it 2-0 to Singapore.

Ho and Zeng were then back out on court for the third fixture of the match.

Zeng flew into a quick 2-0 lead as she recorded 11-3 and 11-4 wins inside of 25 minutes.

Ho gave Malaysia a lifeline as she won game three 11-8 after flying into a 9-2 lead.

However, the relief was short lived as Zeng clinched the deciding game 11-5 to give Singapore a 3-0 win, the same scoreline in all six of their matches in Birmingham.

Earlier on, Australia beat Wales 3-0 without dropping a game.

Jee Min-hyung and Jian Fang Lay combined to see off Chloe Thomas Wu Zhang and Charlotte Carey.

Wales' Anna Hursey, who become the youngest Commonwealth Games competitor at Gold Coast 2018 aged 11, suffered at the hands of Liu Yangzi.

Lay and Carey met once more with the former prevailing once more to secure the final podium place.