Badminton

Published: Saturday December 14, 2013 MYT 12:56:00 AM
Updated: Saturday December 14, 2013 MYT 1:14:01 AM

Peng Soon-Liu Ying seal place in Finals semis

Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying defeated Indonesia’s Markis Kido-Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth 21-18, 21-19 in their Group A match.

Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying defeated Indonesia’s Markis Kido-Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth 21-18, 21-19 in their Group A match.

KUALA LUMPUR: With fate in their own hands, mixed pair Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying finally stepped up when it mattered most to seal their place in the semi-finals of the Super Series Finals.

The match which only started at 11.40pm due to the long delays, saw Peng Soon-Liu Ying secure a 21-18, 21-19 win over Indonesia’s Markis Kido-Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth.

With England’s Chris Adcock-Gabrielle Adcock falling to a defeat to Zhang Nan-Zhao Yunlei earlier, all Peng Soon-Liu Ying needed to do was to avoid a defeat.

Although they started shakily against the Indonesian siblings, Peng Soon-Liu Ying held their nerves to take the first game 21-18.

They raced to a 7-0 lead in the second, and although they lost focus midway through, recovered well to finish the match … to the relief of everyone in the stadium.

With the win, Peng Soon-Liu Ying finished second in Group A. They will face Zhang Nan-Zhao Yunlei again in the semi-finals.

Tags / Keywords: badminton, Super Series Finals, Chan Peng Soon, Goh Liu Ying, Markis Kido, Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth

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