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Idrakie Heads Malaysian Charge in Kuala Lumpur


Number three seed Addeen Idrakie led a trio of Malaysians into the last four of the Malaysian Squash Tour II, PSA M5 tournament after securing a straight games victory over Spain’s Bernat Jaume in the quarter-final.

Idrakie narrowly edged a hard-fought opening game before continuing his strong performance into the second to open up a 2-0 lead.

The 22-year-old dominated proceedings in the third for the loss of just three points, wrapping up an 11-9, 11-8, 11-3 win to reach the semi-final of a PSA World Tour event for the first time in 2016.

World No.121 Idrakie will meet compatriot Eain Yow Ng for a place in the final after he followed up his stunning victory over top seed Carlos Cornes Ribadas in round one with a similarly impressive 3-0 triumph over Valentino Bong.

Elsewhere, Elvinn Keo came through a brutal five-game battle with Mohd Syafiq Kamal to reach the semi-final, where he will line up against Jordan’s Ahmad Al-Saraj who prevented it from being an all-Malaysian semi-final line up after dispatching second seed Sanjay Singh Chal in four.

Results – Quarter-Final: Malaysian Squash Tour II 2016
Eain Yow Ng (MAS) bt [5] Valentino Bong (MAS) 3-0: 11-5, 18-16, 11-7 (36m)
[3] Addeen Idrakie (MAS) bt Bernat Jaume (ESP) 3-0: 11-9, 11-8, 11-3 (46m)
[4] Elvinn Keo (MAS) bt [7] Mohd Syafiq Kamal (MAS) 3-2: 11-7, 11-8, 9-11, 10-12, 11-8 (60m)
[6] Ahmad Al-Saraj (JOR) bt [2] Sanjay Singh Chal (MAS) 3-1: 11-5, 11-9, 7-11, 11-2 (43m)

Draw – Semi-Final
Eain Yow Ng (MAS) v [3] Addeen Idrakie (MAS)
[4] Elvinn Keo (MAS) v [6] Ahmad Al-Saraj (JOR)

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