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Friday, May 16, 2008

CHINA vs. MALAYSIA LIVE COMMENTARY

Watch this space for minutely updates on the exciting China vs. Malaysia Thomas Cup match!

CHINA WINS THE TIE 3-2.
Thank you for staying with us. Stay tuned for more Thomas Cup news.
There will be live commentary for the Korea vs. Indonesian semifinals.

Its over. 21-16.

20-16.

18-13.

17-13.

16-13 to Chen.

Chen Jin now leads 14-13.

13-12. Hafiz with slim lead.

13-10! Keep fighting!

Hafiz leads 12-10.

Service fault. 11-8.

11-7. Hafiz leads at the interval.

10-7! Hafiz is on a roll! Keep it up!

Make that 9-7.

Hafiz leads 8-7.

Levels 7all!

7-6 to China...

Hafiz wins an amazing rally, but is still behind. 7-5.

Chen Jin leads 6-4.

Chen Jin levels 4-4.

4-2.

Hafiz leads 3-2.

Hafiz levels 2all.

Chen Jin leads 2-1.

Chen Jin wins first game 21-12.

19-11.

17-11. Hafiz appears to be giving up the first game.

14-11 to China.

13-10.

13-9. Mistake after mistake from Hafiz.

11-9 to Chen Jin at interval.

8-7 to Malaysia.

7all.

7-6 to Hafiz.

6-5 to Hafiz.

5-3. Crowd chanting HAFIZ! HAFIZ! HAFIZ!

4-3 to Hafiz.

3all.

3-1 to Hafiz. COME ON!!!

2-0 to Hashim.

Cracking first point for Hashim. 1-0.

Do we dare to dream for a win?

Hafiz Hashim vs. Chen Jin. Can Hafiz actually pull it off???

MALAYSIA ARE TIED AT 2-2.

MALAYSIA WINS 21-15!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brilliant drop for matchpoint! 20-13!!!!

19-12. Guo made an error.

18-12.

17-11. OK I am never calling anything for Malaysia anymore :)

Uh oh 16-11. I am reversing my call. I seem to be jinxing them.

16-8. What an error from Xie!

15-7. I am calling this for Malaysia.

14-7. Fabulous.

13-5!

Chinese look demoralised. 12-5.

And its another point! 12-4 Malaysia!

Chinese camp is worried.

Malaysians are on top! 11-4!

10-4. Stunning.

China with more delaying tactics! Very unprofessional.

9-4.

Guo with more delaying tactics. 8-4. China is getting on my nerves again.

8-2!

7-2! THEY ARE ON FIRE!!!

6-1!

5-1! Malaysians full of confidence. Great aggression!

MALAYSIANS ABSOLUTELY ON FIRE! 4-0!

3-0.

Malaysians on fire. 2-0.

Great serve. 1-0.

Second game begins.

MALAYSIA HAVE IT NOW!!!! 21-17!

Chinese are resorting to more cheap tactics. Gamepoint for Malaysia.

Extraordinary point. 19-16. You know its good when Rexy leaps out of his chair.

Crowd turns against China. 18-16.

Cheap unnerving tactic by Chinese works. 17-16.

Crowd is booing Chinese.

17-15.

Cheap and dirty delaying tactic by Guo. Shame!

17-13! Dare we believe?

16-13. Good shot by Fairuz.

15-12. Well left from Malaysia.

14-11. 5 in a roll.

13-11. Malaysians on a roll.

12-11. Malaysia snatch back the lead.

11-10.

11-9. China in the lead.

10-9 to China.

8-8.

7-5. Zakry very intimidating!

6-4 to Malaysia.

5-3. Good leave from Malaysians.

4-3.

4-1!

3-1. Malaysians are very confident.

2-1 Malaysians.

1-1. What a hit!

1-0 to China.

Players are warming up.

Next up, Xie Zhongbo/Guo Zhengdong vs. Zakry/Fairuz

China go 2-1 up.

21-7. Bao wins.

Matchpoint 20-7.

18-7.

17-7.

14-7. Wong in deep trouble.

13-6.

11-5. Wong in trouble.

10-5.

9-5.

DAMN! WHAT A MISS!!! 8-5.

7-5 to Bao.

6-5 to Bao.

5-5. Wong puts it too long.

5-4 to Wong!

4-4.

4-3 to Bao, killing a shuttlecock in the process.

3-2 to Bao.

2-2.

Wong overdid a netshot. 2-1.

2-0. WHAT A RALLY!

Fabulous from Wong. 1-0.

21-18 to Bao.

20-18!

20-17. What a rally!

20-16 to Bao.

19-16.

Wild shot from Bao. 17-16.

17-15 to China.

16-15.

15-14.

15-13. Cross court smash by Wong.

15-12.

15-11.

14-11.

14-10. Mistake from Wong.

13-10.

Exquisite smash. 12-9.

12-8.

12-7. 7 straight points from Bao.

11-7 to Bao. Interval.

10-7 to Bao.

7all. Power game from Bao.

7-5 to Wong.

Showcase of defence from Wong. 6-5 to Wong.

5-5. Great touch from Wong

5-4. Mistake from Bao.

5-3. Incredible angle from Wong.

Choong Hann nets a few. 5-2 China

Well left from Choong Hann. 2all.

Smooth from Choong Hann. 1all.

Smash by Bao. 1-0.

I am also reminded of the 2002 semifinals. Bao was exactly in the same position and he faltered.

Crowd chant WONG! CHOONG! HANN!

It is not impossible for Choong Hann to pull this off!

And just as a reminder. Foo Kok Keong did win. Will Bao Chunlai crumble like Allan Budi Kusuma?

I am reminded of the 1992 finals of Indonesia vs. Malaysia. Wong Choong Hann has exactly the same role as Foo Kok Keong to play.

Chinese win 21-17.

19-17. Malaysians in trouble.

Chinese lead 18-17. Uh oh...

...promptly leveled. 17all.

Chinese lead 17-16.

Cai and Fu level 16all.

Malaysians regain lead at the business end of the game. 16-15.

They level 15 all.

15-14. Malaysians have to hold their nerve.

15-13 to China.

Chinese lead 14-13.

Chinese lead 13-12.

12-10.

Malaysians lead 11-9 at the interval.

Malaysian boys lead 10-8.

8-7.

8-6 to Malaysia.

Make that 7-5.

6-5 Malaysians.

Leveled at 5all.

5-3 to the Malaysians.

4-2. Nice play from Koo.

They take lead. 3-2.

Malaysians level 2-2.

2-0 to Chinese.

Second game starts.

Tan Boon Heong made several crucial mistakes.

Koo Kien Keat looks nervous.

21-16 to Cai and Fu.

Two saved 20-17.

One saved. 20-16.

Cai and Fu at matchpoint. 20-15.

Crowd chants Koo Kien Keat! Tan Boon Heong! 18-14.

17-13. Fabulous rally.

17-12.

17-11.

Drift problems emerging. 15-11.

14-11.

Aggression from Koo. 13-10.

11-9. Good leave by Boon Heong.

11-8 interval.

10-8.

10-5. Koo/Tan in trouble.

Chinese lead 8-5.

Cai Yun has shoulder injury.

Cai/Fu leads 3-1.

Cai Yun to serve.

Players are warming up on court now.

Next up, Koo/Tan vs. Cai/Fu.

If Koo and Tan pull this off, it will be perfect!

One word. STUNNING!!!

An EXTRAORDINARY EXTRAORDINARY EFFORT FROM LEE CHONG WEI!!!! COME ON!!!!

21-14!

Its 20-14!!!

Chong Wei is ABSOLUTELY ON FIRE!!! 19-14!

Stunning! 18-14!

Tense tense game. Chong Wei will make history if he wins.

Chong Wei is in control. 17-13 leading.

Its 16-12! Lee Chong Wei is on top of the world!

15-12!

Frusration from Lin. 14-12.

Lee leads 13-12.

Best rally to date. 12all.

12-11 to Lin.

11all. Lin Dan is rattled. Very rattled.

Crowd going MALAYSIA, BOLEH!!!

Mistake from Lee. 11-10 to Lin.

10-10.

Lin Dan is CLEARLY rattled. 10-8.

Lee takes the lead for the first time. 9-8.

8all.

8-7.

8-6 to Lin.

6-6. Mistake from Lin.

GREAT ONE DOWN THE LINE! 6-5.

6-4. Deception from Lee.

A big miss from Lin. 6-3.

Lee overdid it. 5-2.

4-2.

Amazing deception from Lee 3-2.

3-1 to Lin Dan. Lee has to keep up.

Lin Dan pulls in 2 good shots to lead 2-0

Second game begins.

21-12. Lee take first game. Crowd goes wild!

20-12.

19-12.

19-9

17-8!

Amazing shot. 16-8.

15-8. Lee should take this.

14-7 to Lee.

Dodgy line calls to give Lin Dan respite. 13-6 to Lee.

Crowd chants LEE. CHONG. WEI!

Chong Wei leads 11-5 in the interval.

Chong Wei leads 9-3. Lin is rattled.

We are back. Lee leading 8-1.

Lee and Lin are on court. Warming up.

We have a slight delay in the proceedings. Please stay tuned.

Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan are about to walk out on the courts.

Music is playing in the background. The crowd is ready.

I think the purpose of resting Choong and Lee is to allow Koo and Tan to play Cai and Fu... I am not so sure of Zakry and Fairuzizuan though...

Interesting... Choong and Lee are rested.

Looks like the mixing of players against Japan was a false alarm for China.

Interesting lineup from the Malaysians
Lin Dan vs Lee Chong Wei
Cai/Fu vs Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong
Bao Chunlai vs. Wong Choong Hann
Guo/Xie vs Zakry/Fairuz
Chen Jin vs Hafiz

Stay tuned. When the players are released I will start the live commentary.

This match will start in 30 minutes. (2pm MALAYSIA TIME 1pm JAKARTA TIME)

12 comments:

Boo said...

Can't wait to get started.. Let's pray the Great Wall of China to be cracked.. MALAYSIA BOLEH~

Ken said...

yeah, we win the first set!

Yin Hau said...

go go baby~

kelvinbbyeo said...

Great Job to Lee!!! Cheers...
Hope the subsequence pairs can do the same job...

Andrew Loh said...

OMG I LOVE YOU GUYS THANK YOU FOR doing this!!!! HAHAHHAHAHAHAHHA.

even though i really should be studying for my religion final in 6 hours/sleep.

Yin Hau said...

ah this is bad. 1-1 d....sad....

BMW.Toyota said...

i have a feeling we will lose the 1st doubles and we did. Koo-Tan have not won Cai-Fu lately. Why were they fielded? Sad!

kelvinbbyeo said...

NEVER GIVE UP!!!
Chance still open...
Malaysia Boleh!!!

Amir Mukhriz said...

keep on updating. thank u!

teetoo said...

A big Thank u to u guys! an effort better than any of our main media could provide! it's like reading BBC live commentart. GREAT!

make-toys said...

well done Victor. ..
Poor thing M'sia lost.

Boo said...

DAMN, Malaysia LOSS.. feel down..