Indonesia avenged their Sudirman Cup defeat to Malaysia with a clinical 3-0 win in the Thomas Cup quarter-finals on Friday.
The marquee match was the first men's singles between Lee Zii Jia-Anthony Ginting, with the stakes running high for both shuttlers to deliver a much needed morale boosting lead.
Lee came into this match having beaten Ginting at the Sudirman Cup, and he set out in the same offensive tone to try and control the match.
But Ginting was well prepared and gave the All-England champion all sorts of problems with precise returns to take the lead courtesy of 21-15, 21-17 win in 51 minutes.
Indonesia duly doubled their advantage through the world number one pairing of Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo-Marcus Fernaldi Gideon, who avenged their two consecutive losses against Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik 21-17, 16-21, 21-15 in 64 minutes.
Chia-Soh had beaten the Indonesians at the Tokyo Olympics and the Sudirman Cup, but a revitalised Kevin-Marcus who were rested against Chinese Taipei found their groove and forced the Malaysians into submission for the healthy 2-0 lead.
Jonatan Christie secured the straight game victory for the 13-time champions with a 14-21, 21-19, 21-16 victory over Ng Tze Yong, who was chosen ahead over Cheam June Wei.
The national team ended their campaign having fulfilled their quarter-finals target, but will return home disappointed having lost tamely to a team they had beaten only two weeks ago.