England's Chris and Gabby Adcock reached the semi-finals at the World Superseries Finals in Dubai after winning their final group match.The Adcocks beat German pairing Michael Fuchs and Birgit Michels 21-16 21-17 to secure their first win at the event.
But their place in the last four was only confirmed when China's Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei beat Korean duo Ko Sung-hyun and Kim Ha-na 21-12 21-18.
The Adcocks will meet Zhang and Zhao in the semi-finals on Saturday.
The world number one pairing beat the English duo 21-14 21-17 in Thursday's second round of group matches.
That was one of back-to-back defeats for the Commonwealth Games gold medallists, but they progressed having lost one fewer game than Ko and Kim.
Chris Adcock said: "We did everything we could and it was just a case of playing the waiting game."
Danes Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen face China's Liu Cheng and Bao Yixin in the other semi-final.