JAKARTA: Malaysia lost 3-2 to defending champions China in the the semi-finals of the Thomas Cup with third singles player Mohd Hafiz Hashim losing 12-21, 16-21 in the deciding game against China's Chen Jin.
Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei had earlier shocked Lin Dan in the opening singles by beating him 21-12, 21-14.
However, Koo Kien Keat Koo and Tan Boon Heong lost to Chinese pair Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng, 16-21, 17-21 in the second match.
Then Wong Choong Hann lost to Bao Chunlai, 18-21, 7-21 in the second singles.
China will face either Indonesia or South Korea in Sunday's final.