Thursday, February 16, 2012


Malaysia  secured a place in the Thomas Cup final round this May after they defeated India  3-0  in the last eight.

But it looks as if the Uber Cup team face a daunting task as they lost to  Thailand and need to come out tops in the play-offs that comprise Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong. They play Hong Kong first at 9.00am Friday.

Lee Chong Wei, looking somewhat jaded, defeated Ajay Jayaram 21-12, 17-21, 21-8 in 47 minutes to give Malaysia a 1-0 lead.

And doubles pair Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong gave Malaysia their second point after they defeated Rupesh Kumar/Sanave thomas 21-14,23-21.

Muhd Hafiz Hashim delivered the winning point as he defeated Kashyap Parupalli 21-17, 18-21, 21-11.

For the Uber cup, Tee Jing Yi lost to Ratchanok Inthanon 8-21,7-21 in 29 minutes while Lydia Cheah spent less time on court, losing 19-21,13-21 to Porntip Buranaprasetsuk.

And it was all over in the third singles as Yang Li Lian lost 12-21,10-21 to Sapsiree Taerattanachal.