Thrilling Win for Malaysia in Women's Doubles

Thrilling Win for Malaysia in Women’s Doubles

A thrilling win for Malaysia in the final of the women’s doubles at the SKYCITY New Zealand Badminton Open at the North Shore Events Centre in Auckland.

Top seeds Vivian Hoo and Woon Khe Wei have taken out the title after an epic battle with Japan’s Ayako Sakuramoto and Yukiko Takahata.

The 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medalists clawed their way back from a game down and reeled off five points in a row to clinch the decider, as they won 18-21 21-16 21-19.

The result is one better than their previous best in New Zealand, after they finished runner-up in 2013.