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02-16-2006, 07:11 PM #1
Uber Cup hopes still alive after historic win over Indonesians
Feb 17 TheStar
JAIPUR: Malaysia's women shuttlers created history last night, beating Indonesia for the first time in a team event and keeping alive their hopes of winning win a ticket to the Uber Cup Finals.
After a demoralising loss to Taiwan in the opening Group A tie on Wednesday, the spirited Malaysian girls rose to the occasion to defeat Indonesia 3-2 in the Asian Zone qualifiers at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium here to add to their 5-0 trouncing of Iran earlier.
The win over the Indons set up an intriguing final day for the contenders vying for the two places in the group to the Finals in Japan from April 28-May 7.
Malaysia face fancied South Korea in a must-win situation while Taiwan and Indonesian face off in the other tie.
If Taiwan lost, Malaysia can go through by beating the Koreans by a 3-2 margin. If the Taiwanese win, Malaysia need to win 4-1 or better to make the cut.
Yesterday's historical victory was earned through three straight points collected by Wong Mew Choo, Chin Eei Hui-Wong Pei Tty and Norsyahliza Baharum.
The world number 12 Mew Choo notched a superb 21-11, 21-5 win over Fransisca Ratnasari.
Manila SEA Games champion Pei Tty-Eei Hui extended the lead with a 21-16, 21-17 win over 2001 SEA Games gold medallists Jo Novita-Lita Nurlita before youngster Norsyahliza carved a hard-fought 21-15, 10-21, 21-19 win against Maria Kristin Yulianti to seal the win.
National chief coach Yap Kim Hock was proud of the girls' fighting spirit.
“Our strategy to move Norsyahliza to the second singles worked well.
“It was a great achievement, beating Indonesia in a team event for the first time,” he said.
02-16-2006, 07:26 PM #2
Unlikely but hopefully
What's the chance that Malaysia can beat Korea 4-1 or 3-2, pretty slim. Lets hope the Malaysian girls create another new history.
02-16-2006, 08:17 PM #3
I don't think it is necessary for Malaysia to beat Korea in order to qualify.
This about it, if Indonesia beats Taiwan 3-2 (quite possibly), there will be 3 teams tied for second place with the same number of wins. It will come down countback so if in this situation Malaysia manages to get 1 or even 2 points from Korea that will be in the driving seat.
02-16-2006, 09:02 PM #4
IF Indonesia can win Taiwan which I think it's impossible...although i wish they will win
02-16-2006, 09:07 PM #5
I think Indonesia will just let Taiwan win over with 4-1 or 5-0. Since Indonsia has no chance anymore, they will let Taiwan win easily so that makes Malaysia's chances much slimmer.
We always see such strategy in soccer match.
02-16-2006, 09:16 PM #6Originally Posted by alloh
02-17-2006, 12:14 AM #7Originally Posted by alloh
02-17-2006, 12:24 AM #8Originally Posted by Inky2000
Let, see how ..... But I am dare to stand with my point. Indonesia will lose in 4-1 or 5-0.
02-17-2006, 01:01 AM #9Originally Posted by alloh
Last edited by Inky2000; 02-17-2006 at 01:05 AM.
02-17-2006, 04:12 AM #10Originally Posted by Inky2000
02-17-2006, 04:34 AM #11Originally Posted by wl2172
02-17-2006, 04:36 AM #12
I hope Malaysia will upset the Koreans. i think probably go down the line.
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