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India’s Ashmita Chaliha stuns world no 10 Beiwen Zhang to enter Malaysia masters quarters

India’s Ashmita Chaliha stuns world no 10 Beiwen Zhang to enter Malaysia masters quarters

Ashmita Chaliha who is ranked 53 in the world casued a huge upset with the win

Indian shuttler Ashmita Chaliha stunned World No. 10 Beiwen Zhang to enter the Malaysia Masters quarter-finals. Chaliha beat Zhang 2-1 in a tight game to advance to the next round. Chaliha reached the round of 16 with a straight 21-17 21-16 win over qualifier Sih Yun Lin of Chinese Taipei earlier.

Ashmita started the game on a high winning the first set 21-12. However, she faltered in the second 1–21 before picking up the third set by a narrow margin of 21-19 to knock out Beiwen Zhang.

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