Neda Chamlanian scored 16 points for Iran. Beniece Douch emerged as the top scorer for New Zealand, taking nine points including five from deadly attacks.
After three days of the Pool A preliminaries, hosts Thailand topped the pool as expected – collecting nine points from straight three wins. Iran had six points from two wins against one loss to finish in second place. New Zealand came in third position with three points from one win against two losses, while Kuwait did not win a match and finished in fourth place.
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