The national women’s team were soundly beaten 4-1 by Thailand in their second Uber Cup match on Monday, effectively ending any chances of qualifying to the quarter-finals.
Having lost 3-2 to Denmark on Sunday, Malaysia needed to beat Thailand to stand a chance of making it into the last eight.
There was one big change to the starting line-up, with Goh Jin Wei replacing S.Kisona as the first women’s singles.
Goh made a dream start against Ratchanok Intanon by taking the first game 21-14.
But after an error strewn first game, the world number eight recovered to take the next two games 21-14, 21-15 to give Thailand the lead.
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Aksi dari Goh Jin Wei pic.twitter.com/hkCQh99sn6
Pearly Tan-M.Thinaah, however, levelled matters with a sensational 16-21, 21-19, 21-17 win over top 10 pair Jongkolphan Kititharakul-Rawinda Prajonglai in a 71-minute energy-sapping battle.
Myisha Khairul was thrust as the second women’s singles this time, and the teenager gave a much better account of herself compared to a jittery first match on Sunday.
Still, Myisha was up against world number 10 Pornpawee Chochuwong, and she did well to push her opponent to deuce in the opening game before losing 20-22.
The second game was dominated by Chochuwong who easily won 21-10 to confirm victory for Thailand, and sealed their passage into the knockout rounds.
Tan Zhing Yi featured as the third singles shuttler and started off well against Busanan Ongbamrungphan before losing 19-21, 6-21.
Thailand next go on to face Denmark to determine the group champions, while Malaysia wrap up their group against Egypt on Tuesday.
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Aksi dari pasangan M.Thinaah dan Pearly Tan pic.twitter.com/0sjXEEMTKe