Ng Tze Yong and Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi made triumphant starts in their All-England openers, after securing their passage into the next round on Tuesday.
For Ong-Teo, they stormed back from a game down to oust reigning Olympic champions Lee Yang-Wang Chi-lin 12-21, 21-16 on Tuesday.
The eighth seeds were lacklustre in the first game as their Chinese Taipei opponents cruised to the lead.
But the Malaysians cut a more determined side in the next two games, staying consistent during the long exchanges to force Lee-Wang into unforced errors and find impressive points of their own.
The 57-minute victory pit them against Indonesia’s Muhammad Shohibul Fikri-Bagas Maulana in the second round on Thursday.
Ng meanwhile had an easier time against Shesar Hiren Rhustavito in the men's singles, needing less than 40 minutes to finish off the Indonesian, to earn a match-up with reigning champion Viktor Axelsen.
In the mixed doubles, Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing also did well to beat Rinov Rivaldy-Pitha Haningtyas 21-19, 21-18 to set up a meeting against Yuki Kaneko-Misaki Matsutomo.
The Japanese pair had earlier came through a bruising three-game thriller to beat scratch pair Chen Tang Jie-Toh Ee Wei 21-19, 22-24, 21-17.
It was also an early exit for national women’s doubles pair Pearly Tan-M. Thinaah, who lost 13-21, 21-15, 15-21 to Mayu Matsumoto-Wakana Nagahara.
Tan-Thinaah had beaten them at the German Open quarter-finals last week, but the Japanese were way more consistent and frustrated the Malaysians to come away with the win.
It was also an unfortunate end for Goh Jin Wei in the women's singles, after she had to concede a walkover in the deciding game against Yvonne Li and retired.
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