The anchor match saw Bernd Wiesberger partner Englishman Ross Fisher, a victor on Friday, against Haotong Li and Nicholas Fung but despite moving 2up at the par five 6th green Asia responded quickly and Li continued his strong putting display from the opening day's play to secure a 3&1 win and maintain Asia's slender advantage heading into Sunday's singles.
The Dane's European team trails Team Asia 5 ½ - 6 ½ heading into the decisive singles session of the EurAsia Cup in Kuala Lumpur.
Race to Dubai victor Tommy Fleetwood and Henrik Stenson put Europe on the board as they tied the overall score Saturday by handing the visitors a 3 and 2 win over Indian pairing Anirban Lahiri and S.S.P Chawrasia.
Team Asia held on to its one-point lead in the second day of Eurasia Cup against Team Europe on Saturday with steady performance of the golfers.
"It was a really good morning, we played really solid", added Fleetwood.
Atwal believes Team Asia can lift the trophy: "I absolutely believe that otherwise I wouldn't be here. We didn't make a bogey, we made quite a few birdies and in foursomes that's going to be hard to beat, really", Englishman Fleetwood said after the match. "We have got to go out and put some blue on the board and try to win the singles". "Looking forward to the singles and we will see where we are at the end of the day". This against an Asian contingent that boasts just one player (Yuta Ikeda) inside the top 40, with half the team residing outside the OWGR top 100.
For a European team that was drubbed at the last Ryder Cup, this was not the start captain Thomas Bjorn needed. "We are slightly disappointed with the outcome today but I'm sure we can rise to what's ahead of us tomorrow", said Bjorn.
"No one was four or five down after six holes".
"I learn something every second of the day when I'm a captain, but I don't only do that here". At this stage, it looked like Europe was ready to pull away.
Li and Fung were 2-up after the turn but Team Europe bounced back superbly to lead 1-up in their match when they birdied, eagled and birdied the 10th, 11th and 12th holes respectively before Li holed a 15-feet birdie on the 18th hole to snatch a late draw.
Asia ended the day with 3.5 points opposed to Europe's 2.5.
Current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader Gavin Green of Malaysia, his compatriot Nicholas Fung, India's Anirban Lahiri, South Korea's Kang Sung-hoon and An Byeong-un, Thai pair Phachara Khongwatmai and Poom Saksansin, China's Li Haotong and Japanese duo Yuta Ikeda and Hideto Tanihara complete the side.