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Malaysia Masters 2023: Record-Making 211 Shots Played In Women's Doubles Quarterfinals

The historic moment occurred in the third game of the match with the score reading 21-17, 18-21, 16-14 in favour of the Malaysian pair of Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan.

The Malaysian pair of Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan celebrate their win on Friday.
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The audience at Malaysia Masters were witness to history when the Malaysian Women's Doubles pair of Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan won a rally comprising 211 shots against Japan's Ayako Sakuramoto and Rene Miyaura. (More Badminton News)

The historic moment occurred in the third game of the match with the score reading 21-17, 18-21, 16-14 in favour of the Malaysian pair.

With the game being played neck-and-neck, Tan served in a rally that was going into the history books. Both pairs relentlessly expressed sheer athleticism and technique with the fans wondering which pair would blink first.

Sakuramoto, who failed to return and conceded the point, fell to the ground, with the flabbergasted audience now on its feet, cheering both teams for their commitment towards the point.

Tan and Muralitharan eventually ended up winning the match 21-17, 18-21, 21-19 victory. A record now in women's badminton, the 211-shot rally is believed to be the longest-ever in the sport.

At the Korea Open in 2022, BWF officially registered a record when a women's doubles game produced 195 shots.

Here's the video of the record-making rally:

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