PETALING JAYA: Malaysia are one step away from reaching the play-off for a berth in Division One of the Sudirman Cup mixed team tournament.
They face a showdown with Japan today to decide who top Division Twos Group A and qualify for the play-off with the leader of Group B.
On Wednesday, the national team notched their second win by edging Taiwan 3-2 at the Indoor Sportcentrum in Eindhoven having thrashed Scotland 5-0 on Tuesday.
Japan had also two wins beating Scotland 5-0 and Taiwan 4-1.
Malaysias men's doubles pair Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah delivered the winning point by beating the Taiwan pair of Lee Wei-jen -Hu Chung-hsien 15-2, 15-12.
Malaysia dropped the opening tie when women's doubles pair of Wong Pei Tty-Chin Eei Hui lost 4-11, 5-11 to Chien Yu-chin-Cheng Wen-hsing.
However, men's singles player Lee Tsuen Seng levelled the score, coming back from the brink of defeat to beat Liao Sheng-shiun 12-15, 15-5, 17-14.
Women's single player Wong Miew Choo got the second point by outplaying Cheng Shao-chieh 11-1, 11-2. The mixed double pair of Koo Kien Keat-Chin Eei Hui lost 7-11, 0-11 to Tsai Chia-hsin-Cheng Wen-hsing to set up the deciding rubber.