National mixed doubles pair Hoo Pang Ron-Cheng Su Yin continued to make big strides in their new partnership after reaching the Syed Modi International semi-finals courtesy of another impressive win.

Despite being paired only last month, the Malaysians have shown so much promise and chemistry with each other.

They even won their first title at the Malaysia International Challenge in Ipoh to stamp their promising partnership.

In Lucknow, India where they are currently competing, Hoo-Cheng dispatched Chinese Taipei’s Chang Ko-chi-Lee Chih-chen 23-21, 21-15 in 37-minutes to reach the last four of this Super 300 event, where they will go up against a Japanese pair.

Hoo-Cheng will be joined by men's doubles pair Choong Hon Jian-Haikal Nazri, who advanced to the last four without lifting a racquet against compatriots Wan Junaidi Arif-Yap Roy King who conceded a walkover.

They are the only two representatives left in this Super 300 event after Soong Joo Ven and Wong Ling Ching both lost in the individual events.

Soong, who did well to upset Wang Tzu-wei in the second round, fell to a straight game 16-21, 17-21 defeat against Frenchman Alex Lanier, while Wong went down 21-19, 17-21, 15-21 against sixth seeded Wen Chi-hsu.

The Syed Modi is the final event on the 2023 calendar for most of the Malaysian shuttlers.