Badminton

Published: Sunday July 27, 2014 MYT 9:08:00 AM
Updated: Sunday July 27, 2014 MYT 9:13:53 AM

Mixed team advance despite mixed pair's frailties

GLASGOW: Malaysia made it through to the semi-finals of the mixed team event at Emirates Arena but mixed pair Chan Peng Soon-Lai Pei Jing failed to deliver.

On Saturday, top seed and defending champions Malaysia defeated Scotland 3-1 in the quarter-finals to set-up a meeting with Singapore.

They however did not get the start they wanted when Peng Soon-Pei Jing ran out of gas against Robert Blair-Imogen Bankier.

After a brilliant start, the duo's challenge fizzled out to lose 24-22, 9-21, 11-21. 

Chong Wei Feng however came to the rescue as he blew away Kieren Merrilees 21-16, 21-14 before Tee Jing Yi gave a spirited display to beat Scotland's top player Kirsty Gilmour 21-10, 21-15. 

Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong clinched the winning point with an effortless 21-12, 21-15 win over Martin Campbell-Patrick Machugh.

In other quarter-final matches, India were given a scare as top seed P.V. Sindhu lost the first tie to Canada’s Michelle Li, 21-15, 20-22, 17-21.

India however, won the next three matches through the efforts P. Kashyap (men’s singles), Pranaav Chopra-Akshay Dewalkar (men’s doubles) and K. Srikanth-Jwala Gutta (mixed doubles). The Indians will take on second seed England in the last four. 

Tags / Keywords: Sport, Badminton, badminton, Commonwealth Games, Mixed Team, Chan Peng Soon Lai Pei Jing

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