Malaysia to face champs Indonesia in men’s team final

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Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi

Defending champions Indonesia await Malaysia in the men’s team badminton final final on Thursday after winning their respective semi-final matches at the Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil on Wednesday.

Malaysia had to battle in three game matches before prevailing 3-0 over Singapore while Indonesia defeated Thailand 3-1. Indonesia won the gold at the last Sea Games in Singapore in 2015 with 3-2 win in the final.

Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin was stretched to three games before winning 21-19, 17-21, 21-10 in a 52 minute encounter against Ryan Ng Zub Rei in the first singles.

It was another three-game first doubles with country’s number two pair Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi coming through a 21-10, 20-22, 21-15 win over Terry Hee Yong Kai-Loh Kean Hean.

Rising star Soon Joo Ven once again secured the winning margin but was forced to come back from a set down against Penang-born Loh Kean Yew for his 9-21, 21-17, 21-18 win in 63 minutes.

Indonesia received a shock after Alfian Fajar-Ardianto Mohammad Rian lost to Bodin Isara-Nipitphon Phuangphuapet 21-13, 15-21, 16-21 in the first men’s doubles which tied the score at 1-1.

Earlier Indonesia won the first singles through Christie Jonatan who won 21-6, 21-18 against Khosit Phetpradab.

Mustafa Ihsan Maulana won the second singles to put Indonesia 2-1 up. The Indonesian beat Suppanyu Avihingsanon 21-15, 21-14.

Indonesia clinched the winning point through the second doubles when Angriawan Berry-Hardianto Hardianto beat Kittinupong Kedren-Dechapol Puavarananukroh 27-25, 21-9.

 

RESULTS

Semi-Finals

Malaysia beat Singapore 3-0

(Malaysia first)

MS1: Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin beat RyanNg Zin Rei 21-19, 17-21, 21-10

MD1: Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi beat Terry Hee Yong Kai-Loh Kean Hean 21-10, 20-22, 21-15

MS2: Soong Joo Ven beat Loh Kean Yew 9-21, 21-17, 21-18

 

Other Result

Indonesia beat Thailand 3-1

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