Chen Tang Jie-Toh Ee Wei turned in another captivating performance to reach the Thailand Masters mixed doubles final after they outclassed Japanese pair Hiroki Midorikawa-Natsu Saitu 21-11, 21-17 in Bangkok on Saturday.

In doing so, the national pair also avenged their defeat to the Japanese at the Malaysia Open second round.

The second seeded Malaysians will need to bring their A game to the final when they take on top seeded home pair Dechapol Puavaranukroh-Sapsiree Taerattanachai.

The Thais also ran out comfortable winners against Rehan Naufal-Lisa Ayu in straight games.

But having reached their first final of the year, Chen-Toh will be fired up to become the first Malaysians to win a title on the World Tour this year.

They came into the semi-finals match with a clear gameplan that was executed to perfection.

Toh played her role at the front court well, while Chen was clever with his disguised drop shots from the base line which left their opponents flat-footed.

Midorikawa-Natsu also did not help their cause with many unforced errors despite leading the second game 12-7 at one stage.

Dechapol-Sapsiree will be a different proposition altogether with their aggressive style and ability to change the pace of the rally with ease.

But the Malaysians should relish their underdog tag to put the pressure on the home favourites.

Chen-Toh have only beaten the Thais once their five meetings, but that sole victory came as recent as last year and the world number nine pair will be aiming for a repeat performance.