Thursday, October 7, 2010

Badminton: Malaysia to take on New Zealand in q-final

MALAYSIA completed the the preliminary round of the mixed team event thrashing Australia 5-0 in Group A to sail into the quarter-finals at the Siri Fort Sports Complex. 
Lee Chong Wei led from the front to give Malaysia the lead after beating former England national champion Nicholas Kidd 21-17, 21-8.

Kidd, who works as the executive officer of the Badminton Association of Western Australia, said he had wanted to play Chong Wei for a long time.

"Lee was steady and tricky today (yesterday). You can't get a rhythm playing against him," said Kidd, who was born in Papua New Guinea, based himself in Avon while representing England 15 times, moved to Malaysia and is now Australian national champion.
Malaysia will play new Zealand in the quarter-finals today.

Read more: Commonwealth Games / NST

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