Bangkok (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s Thomas Cup badminton team went to the semifinal round of the tournament here on Thursday after successfully beating Malaysian team 3-1.

Fajar Alfian/Rian Ardianto determined the team`s victory after defeating Aaron Chia/Teo Ee Yi 21-18, 10-21, 21-9.

The Indonesian pair actually has higher BWF (Badminton World Federation) ranking than their Malaysian oppents. However they had to work hard before they could finally beat them.

Indonesia`s men`s singles player Jonathan Christie overpowered Lee Zii Jia 21-15, 11-21, 21-13 to contribute to the victory.

The other point was contributed by the minions Kevin Sanjaya/Marcus Gideon after defeating Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong 21-19, 20-22, 21-13.

Indonesia`s men`s singles player Anthony Ginting surrendered to Malaysia`s badminton legend Lee Chong Wei 19-21, 16-21.

Reported by Teguh Handoko

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