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Epic 211-shot badminton rally delights fans at doubles match in Malaysia

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Thinaah Muralitharan threw her racket in the air to give herself more recovery time, while Pearly Tan simply got down on all fours to try and catch her breath after the women’s doubles duo survived a 211-shot rally at the Malaysia Masters badminton tournament on Thursday.

The Malaysian pair, ranked 11th in the world in doubles, were leading Japan’s Rena Miyaura and Ayako Sakuramoto in the final set of their last-16 encounter when the rally began.

More than three minutes later, after a jaw-dropping showcase of athleticism and perseverance, Tan produced a well-disguised drop shot which Sakuramoto could not reach to seal the point, bringing an incredulous crowd to their feet.

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