The Women’s team featuring Liu Tsz Ling, Ho Tze Lok, Tong Tsz Wing and Lee Ka Yi halted India at 2-1 in the Semi-finals today. Ho Tze Lok beat Sunyana Kuruvilla of India from one game down to take the opening match (9-11,11-7,11-4,11-8) before the India No. 1 Joshna Chinappa tied the match by dispatching Liu Tsz Ling at 3-1 (9-11, 11-5 ,11-7 ,11-5). The third string Tong Tsz Wing kept up the pressure to overcome Urwashi Josh at a straight (12-10, 11-4, 11-6). The team will set up the final encounter with the hosts Malaysia at 3:15pm tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the Men’s semi-final was another battle between Hong Kong and India. Team Hong Kong was forced to end their journey by losing 0-2 and claimed the bronze medal together with Japan. Both Yip Tsz Fung and Henry Leung were defected by the Indians Saurav Ghosal and Ramit Tandon respectively at 1-3.