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Malaysia face hosts England for berth in badminton final


Ng Tze Yong returning a serve from his Sri Lankan opponent Niluka Karunaratne in the Commonwealth Games badminton mixed team quarter-finals. He won 21-5, 21-14 to secure Malaysia’s second point. (Bernama pic)

BIRMINGHAM: Hosts England stand in Malaysia’s path to a fifth straight badminton mixed team final appearance after the two teams set up a semi-finals date at the 2022 Commonwealth Games here tomorrow.

Malaysia have made the final since Melbourne 2006 and had no problems chalking up a 3-0 win over Sri Lanka in the quarter-finals today.

Independent mixed doubles pair Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing brushed aside Sachin Dias-Thilini Hendahewa 21-14, 21-14 to clinch the first point for Malaysia.

National men’s singles player Ng Tze Yong then secured the second point for the three-time champions when he disposed of Niluka Karunate 21-5, 21-14.

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Professional women’s singles player Goh Jin Wei then delivered the winning point by trouncing Vihara Suhasni Vidanage 21-9, 21-5.

England had earlier booked a spot in the semi-finals after eliminating Canada also by 3-0. - FMT

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