Sindhu to take on Gilmour in Malaysia final

Third seed PV Sindhu will take on unseeded Kirsty Gilmour in the final of the Malaysian Masters, after both shuttlers triumphed in their respective semi-finals on Saturday.

Sindhu booked her place in Sunday’s final with a 21-19, 12-21, 21-10 victory over top seed Sung Ji Hyun in an hour and nine minutes.

Scotland’s Gilmour continued her fine run of form in Malaysia with a 12-21, 21-18, 21-8 over seventh seeded Japanese shuttler Yui Hashimoto.

Sindu and Sung were neck and neck in the first game until the Indian took command of the opener at 12-all.

The second game was a completely different affair, with the top seed taking the lead at two-all and never relinquished her advantage.

The third game proved to be something of a procession, with Sindhu being in front after the first seven points and proceeded to extend her advantage throughout.

Gilmour was largely taken apart by Yui in the first game, with the Japanese taking the lead in the third point and looking a class apart for the duration of the opener.

The second game was eagerly contested, with both shuttlers taking the lead at various points before Gilmour finally got her nose in front late on to force a decider.

The third game was somewhat one-sided, as the Scot won 14 successive points to seal her place in the title match.