Singapore, Oct. 21 -- Singapore fought hard for their second successive win in the ICC T20 World Cup Cricket Qualifier when they defeated Bermuda in a close game in Dubai yesterday.

Chasing 150 for victory, the Republic were tottering at 41-4 before Navin Param showed the way, with an unbeaten 72 in 41 balls, to a five-wicket win with three deliveries to spare.

Param, who turns 24 today, clubbed seven fours and four sixes for world No. 21 Singapore to add to their opening two-run win over No. 12 Scotland last Friday.

World No. 30 Bermuda's 149-7 total were restricted due largely to a meagre spell by Singapore left-arm spinner Vinoth Baskaran, who sent down his four-over quota for a paltry eight runs.

"This was a satisfying outcome,"...