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Pakistan face defeat in Asian Team Snooker Championship final

Thailand defeat Pakistan 3-0 with scores of 61-4, 75-53 and 90-26 in Asian Team Snooker Championship final

By Faizan Lakhani
July 05, 2024
Pakistans Muhammad Awais can be seen playing in this undated photo. — Reporter
Pakistan's Muhammad Awais can be seen playing in this undated photo. — Reporter

KARACHI: Pakistan lost the ACBS Asian 15 Red Men’s Team Snooker Championship 2024 in Riyadh on Friday in the final despite the fact they played brilliantly throughout the tournament.

Thailand defeated Pakistan 3-0 with the scores of 61-4, 75-53 and 90-26 as they overpowered their opponents throughout the game.

In the first single match, Pakistan's Asjad Iqbal lost without giving a proper fight. However, in the second single encounter, Awais Munir showed resilience but ended up making a foul during colour potting after which the Thai opponent cleared the frame and won the match.

The situation remained the same in the doubles frame and Pakistan managed to secure a silver medal after a defeat in the final.

Earlier in the semi-final against Hong Kong, Pakistan’s team comprising Iqbal and Munir, came from behind in the semi-final after the defeat in the first frame to win 3-1 against Hong Kong. In the first singles match, Iqbal was defeated 47-72. Munir won his frame 80-44 to level the match at 1-1.

In the doubles frame, Pakistan played a 99-clearance break to secure victory. Iqbal defeated Nansen Wan 28-82 in his second singles match and bagged a win.

Meanwhile, in the quarters, Pakistan defeated India (2) with a score of 3-0. Pakistan's winning scores were 63-35, 75-22, and 70-06. The India (2) team comprised Sarav Kothari and Hussain Khan.

It is worth mentioning that Munir won the Asian 6-Red Snooker Championship in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Tuesday (July 2) after beating Hong Kong's cueist Nansen Wan.

Munir secured a 6-3 victory over his opponent. The game was tied at 2-2 and Munir won three sets straight and made his lead 5-2. In the eighth frame, Nansen made a comeback.

However, in the ninth frame, Munir displayed excellent control and potting to clinch the victory. Munir won the match with scores 0-65, 35-26, 27-36, 38-20, 0-65, 13-46, 8-60, 34-0, 27-40.