China beat Malaysia 5-0 in Sudirman Cup opener

first_imgChina beat Malaysia 5-0 in Sudirman Cup openerAll-England runners-up Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik of Malaysia almost stunned world No. 3 Li Junhui-Liu Yuchen of China in the opening men’s doubles clash before wasting the early advantage to go down 21-18, 14-21, 22-24.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service Nanning | ChinaMay 20, 2019UPDATED: May 20, 2019 09:06 IST Soniia Cheah of Malaysia fires a shot against China in Sudirman Cup 2019 (Photo: IANS)HIGHLIGHTSThe Malaysian players looked good in the 1st 2 matches before giving away easy points in the remaining 3Soniia Cheah then gave a good account of herself before losing 15-21, 23-21, 14-21 to Chen YufeiIn the women’s doubles, Vivian Hoo-Yap Cheng Wen were tamed 18-21, 14-21 by Du Yue-Li YinhuiChina thrashed Malaysia 5-0 in the opening Group D tie of the Sudirman Cup badminton tournament here on Sunday.The Malaysian players looked good in the first two matches before giving away easy points in the remaining three.All-England runners-up Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik of Malaysia almost stunned world No. 3 Li Junhui-Liu Yuchen of China in the opening men’s doubles clash before wasting the early advantage to go down 21-18, 14-21, 22-24.Soniia Cheah then gave a good account of herself before losing 15-21, 23-21, 14-21 to Chen Yufei in the women’s singles.What followed was a lopsided affair as Shi Yuqi made short work of Lee Zii Jia who bowed out 12-21, 21-11 in just 35 minutes in the men’s singles.In the women’s doubles, Vivian Hoo-Yap Cheng Wen were tamed 18-21, 14-21 by Du Yue-Li Yinhui.The mixed doubles pair of Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing to tried to stage a fightback for Malaysia but they were also dumped 16-21, 12-21 in just 31 minutes.Malaysia will now take on India on Wednesday in a must-win tie to advance to the quarterfinals.Also Read | Rafael Nadal downs Novak Djokovic for 9th Italian Open titleAlso Read | La Liga: Lionel Messi increases goal haul as Barcelona draw with EibarAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow ChinaFollow MalaysiaFollow Sudirman Cup 2019 Nextlast_img read more