City shuttler Malvika Bansod entered the semi-final in Nepal International Series 2019 underway at Tripureshwor in Nepal. In the quarter-final, Malvika defeated Japanese shuttler Chika Shigeyama in three games to storm into the last four of the competition. Malvika won the first game 21-18 but the Japanese staged a comeback in the second game and restored parity winning it 21.13.
However, in the third and final game, Malvika did not give her opponent any chance to dominate as she took it 21-13 and the match in 50 minutes. Malvika will play against Yu Chieh of Chinese Taipei for a place in the final on Saturday.
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