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Awais blasts his way into Asian Snooker final

By Our Correspondent
February 23, 2024

LAHORE: Pakistan’s experienced cueist Awais Ullah Munir on Thursday blasted his way into the final of the ACBS Asian Men’s Snooker Championship 2024 being held in Doha.

A representational image showing snooker balls. — Pexels
A representational image showing snooker balls. — Pexels

Awais Ullah downed Amir Sarkhosh of Iran in the semi-final 4-1 to qualify for the final to be held on Friday (today). It was almost a one-sided affair as Awais, barring a second frame hiccup, looked in complete control of the proceedings and sealed a fantastic win.

He started the fixture quite brightly when he won the first frame 67-43. He did not keep focus in the second frame which he lost 0-80 as the Iranian displayed fine skills and his potting ability looked well.

However, Awais Ullah fought back strongly and won the next three frames quite convincingly to wrap up a well-deserved victory. The frame score was 57-36, 0-80, 75-15, 67-47, 69-32 in favour of the Pakistani cueist.

Earlier, Awais Ullah defeated Milad Fathpour Kashani of Iran 4-1 in the quarter-finals. After taking the first frame 67-43 Awais went down in the second frame 21-74. In this frame Milad fired a break of 59. However, Awais regained composure and won the next three frames to complete an emphatic victory.