BATC2018: MALAYSIA SEAL THOMAS CUP QUALIFICATION IN STYLE

Malaysian men’s team continued their fine form and sealed its ticket to the Thomas Cup Finals after breezing into Badminton Asia Team Championships 2018 semi-finals.

Skipper, Datuk Lee Chong Wei paved the way by overcoming Ng Ka Long 21-15, 22-20 in the opening singles tie followed by Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong’s thumping win against Or Chin Chung-Tang Chun Man 21-11, 21-16.

Alor Setar born Lee Zii Jia then rose to the occasion in front of his home crowd and outplayed world No. 14 Wong Wing Ki 21-16, 21-15 for the winner.

The rampant victory means the National team qualified to Thomas Cup set to be held in Bangkok in May on merit as one of the top four teams.

Malaysia next face China in the semi-finals.

 

PHOTO CREDIT: AMRAN ABDUL HAMID

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