Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik made history for Malaysia as country's first world champions after the pair took apart Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan 21-19, 21-14 in just 40 minutes for the men's doubles world title.

This title was, amazingly, also the world number six pair's first-ever major title together.

By winning this world meet, Chia-Soh also achieved what four of their other men's doubles predecessors have failed to do in previous world meets.

Chia-Soh mounted an admirable comeback to take the first game, after trailing the Indonesians 12-18.

The Malaysians' defence got better as the game wore on, and their resilient efforts in returning all the attacks that were coming their way was proving a success.

Chia-Soh clawed their way from that deficit, winning the next nine of 10 points to take the first game 21-19.

That lead spurred on the Malaysians, who continued to be clinical in the second game.

They took a slender 11-10 lead at the interval, and got better after that.

They continued to thawrt Ahsan-Hendra with superb defending, either forcing their tiring opponents into mistakes or killing the rally off as soon as they sensed the opportunity.

The forthcoming victory was sealed eventually as both shuttlers slumped to the court in esctasy and a certain degree of disbelief at what they had just achieved.

National doubles director Rexy Mainaky, who was critical of the pair in the past due to their inconsistency, was on his knees in sheer gratitude as he locked them in a warm embrace.

So history is made as Malaysia, for the first time, had world champions in a sport that long eluded them success.