Malaysia cruised past Myanmar to claim their first victory at Badminton Asia Team Championships in a Group C match in Sultan Abdul Halim Stadium, Alor Setar tonight.

Even with stalwarts Datuk Lee Chong Wei, Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong rested, the national team proved too strong for their opponents.

Losing their opener 2-3 to Thailand yesterday, Malaysia’s quarter-final hopes rest on the game against Chinese Taipei tomorrow.

In the opening tie, Lee Zii Jia easily disposed of Naing Phone Pyae in just 20 minutes, winning 21-3 21-10.

Soong Joo Ven doubled the lead when he swept past Aung Myo 21-9 21-7 with minimum fuss. 

Iskandar Zulkarnain bounced back from his defeat yesterday to seal Malaysia’s win through a  21-10 21-10 victory over Oo Chan Win.

Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi on the other hand took 19 minutes to defeat Phone Myat Arkar-Toe Hein Si Thu 21-5 21-5.

In the final tie of the evening, Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin made it 5-0 after a 21-12 21-9 win against Aung Myo-Chan Win Oo.