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Pakistani Cueists Qualify For Final of 1st SAARC Snooker Championship 2019

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Pakistani Cueists Qualify For Final of 1st SAARC Snooker Championship 2019

KARACHI: The final of first South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Snooker Championship will be all-Pakistan affair after both the cueists from Pakistan outclass their Indian opponents in the semi-finals of the championship in Dhaka.

The results also confirm Pakistan’s Gold medal in the inaugural edition of the tournament.

Pakistan’s Asjad Iqbal defeated India’s Laxman Rawat 6-4 while Mohammad Bilal outclassed Sundeep Gulati without letting the Indian player winning a single frame.

In the first semi-final, Asjad made a great comeback after losing the first frame 38-78. He then won four consecutive frames with the score of 73-27, 116-14, 68-18 and 53-09 to take a 4-1 lead against Laxman, however, the Indian cueist attempted a comeback by winning 6th, 7th, and 8th frame.

However, Asjad displayed perfect control on cue in 9th and 10th frame to complete a 6-4 win with the score of 38-78, 73-27, 116-14, 68-18, 53-09, 43-101, 21-67, 32-63, 76-37, 74-40. He played a break of 87 in third frame.

In second semi final, Mohammad Bilal sailed through easily against Sundeep Gulati without dropping a single frame.

The final will be played at 12:00pm local time on Friday (today).

Originally Posted on Abbtak Tv

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