Table Tennis: England shock Germany at World Championships

Drinkhall got England's first win in Malaysia
Drinkhall notched England's first win against Germany in Malaysia

England's men caused an upset at the World Team Championships in Malaysia by beating second seeds Germany 3-1 in the Championship Division.

Paul Drinkhall, Sam Walker and Liam Pitchford all beat higher-ranked players in Kuala Lumpur.

The win means England lie joint-third in Group B, alongside Germany but behind Sweden and leaders France.

England women maintained their 100% record in the Second Division with a 3-1 win over Canada.

Tin-Tin Ho and Kelly Sibley secured the victory, and England will play Serbia in a clash of the Group E joint leaders on Wednesday.

England's men, back in the top division in the world for the first time since 1997, finish the group stage against bottom-placed Malaysia on Wednesday.

A third-placed finish in the group would ensure qualification for the round of 16.external-link

Drinkhall beat Bastian Steger 3-1, while Walker defeated Patrick Franziska. Pitchford lost to Ruwen Filus but saw off Steger 3-1.