Singles gold and bronze medallists, New Hui Fen and Shayna Ng of Singapore 2 set a cracking pace with 433 in their opening game to lead Thailand's second pair of Kantaporn Singhabubpha and Yanee Saebe by four pins. Philippines first pair of Liza Del Rosario and Lara Posadas-Wong showed promise with 423 to take up third.
The first Indonesian pair of Limansantoso and Roumimper, who started moderately with 395, added a sizzling 454 in their second game to take over the running. Singapore trailed in second, four pins adrift despite a respectable 408 in the second game.
Philippines remained in third with the first Malaysian pair of Sin Li Jane and Esther Cheah closing in the leading trio in fourth. New and Ng fought back with 460 in the third game to regain the lead and amassed a lead of 50 pins over Indonesia.
Singapore remained in the lead despite managing only 353 in the fifth game. Indonesia narrowed the gap to just three pins after knocking down 400. Malaysia added 405 and 450 to move into third as the Filipino pair slipped down after two unconvincing games of 380 and 363.
Limansantoso and Roumimper picked up their pace to post a sizzling 493 in the fifth game to extend their lead over arch rival, Singapore to 76 pins. Both Indonesia and Singapore ended with identical final game of 408 but Indonesia sealed victory with 2552 for their second gold medal of the day.