The Malaysian joy of producing the equalizer was short-lived as Billy Bakker doubled the lead for the Netherlands, backed by a Valetin Verga goal close to half-time as the home side led 3-1 at the break.
The orange brigade looked more goal-hungry in the second stanza – Rogier Hoffman scoring early to make the scoreline 4-1. Valetin Verga netted his second of the day and soon Billy Bakker got his second one as well as they sat pretty with a 6-1 scoreline.
Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin again scored for Malaysia as the 13th ranked side made a bid to halt the scoring spree of the Dutch. The Olympic silver medalists were not done yet - Mink van der Weerden became the third Dutch player to score a brace while Robbert Kemperman slotted in the eight goal two minutes from the final hooter as they strolled to a highly satisfying 8-2 win.
It may be noted that Malysia are pitted in Pool A alongside Australia, Belgium, England, Spain and India. The Netherlands are placed in Pool B alongside Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Korea, Argentina and South Africa.