Adisak Kraisorn scored an incredible six goals as defending AFF Suzuki Cup champions Thailand cruised to a 7-0 opening-day victory over Timor-Leste in Group B on Friday.

The hosts were on top from the off at Rajamangala Stadium and Adisak finished off a nicely worked move involving Korrakot Wiriya-Udomsiri and Sanrawat Dechmitr to open the floodgates in the third minute.

Sanrawat and Adisak again combined in the 13th minute with the former playing a nice ball over the top before the latter lifted the ball over outrushing goalkeeper Aderito Fernandes.

Adisak’s hat-trick was then completed just after the half hour, this time after being teed up by Nurul Sriyankem as the striker tapped into an empty net from 12 yards.

And it was an incredible four goals in one half when the Muangthong United man connected with Korrakot’s corner from the right to head in from just a few yards.

The striker started the second half as he finished the first, as his scored his fifth following some fine interchange play with Mongkol Tossakrai in the 49th minute.

Soon after Adisak had the chance to complete his double hat-trick Henrique fouled Mongkol in the penalty area, and the striker dispatched with ease.

Noh Alam Shah’s record seven-goal haul for Singapore against Laos in 2007 was now well within Adisak’s reach, and his chances were boosted further when goalkeeper Aderito Fernandes was dismissed for a foul on Mongkol with 17 minutes to play.

A seventh goal did arrive in stoppage time but it was substitute Supachai Jaided who got his name on the scoresheet when he rounded off the scoring and an excellent night’s work for the holders.