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KARACHI, Sept 30: Sindh’s Umair Alam, a low ranked cueist, hammered first century break as at least four seeded players fell prey to outsiders on the opening day of fourth ranking snooker cup at National Bank of Pakistan Sports Complex on Sunday.

Umair, who shocked eighth seed Sharjeel Mehmood of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 4-0 in the second session, was on song when he piled up break of 114 against national champion and top seed Mohammad Asif in the last session.

But Umair’s joy was short-lived as Asif was home 0-123, 95-1, 64-8, 68-1, 74-6.

Umair’s province-mate and third seed Sultan Mohammad suffered back-to-back defeats to Punjab’s Mohammad Bilal 3-4 and Abu Saim 1-4, respectively.

Similarly, former Pakistan No 1 and fourth seed Khurram Agha, who has made a great comeback on the circuit, had a sweet and sorrow run on the opening day.

After being blanked by Mohammad Bilal 4-0 he carved out a 4-1 victory over veteran Mohammad Yousuf who had stunned Shehram Changezi 4-2 earlier in the day.Apart from Asif, talented Asjad Iqbal also emerged victorious in both his matches against Mohammad Ishtiaq and Mohammad Afzal.

Results: Mohammad Asif (Punjab) bt Bilawal Agha (Sindh) 4-0 (89-16, 59-41, 104-16, 84-0); Asjad Iqbal (Punjab) bt Mohammad Ishtiaq (Sindh) 4-1 (51-37, 90-4, 68-5, 36-62, 82-16); Mohammad Bilal (Punjab) bt Sultan Mohammad (Sindh) 4-3 (56-44, 40-57, 62-34, 34-48, 58-15, 25-64, 86-5); Mohammad Nazeer (Punjab) bt Khurram Agha (Sindh) 4-0 (79-47, 48-35, 65-50, 70-10); Umair Alam (Sindh) bt Sharjeel Mehmood (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) 4-0 (52-37, 71-16, 58-49, 74-51); Sohail Shehzad (Sindh) bt Mohammad Afzal (Punjab) 4-1 (11-60, 68-51, 78-25, 102-29, 75-26); Mohammad Sajjad (Punjab) bt Abu Saim (Punjab) 4-1 (68-82, 79-9, 100-14, 64-40, 60-36); Mohammad Yousuf (Punjab) bt Shehram Changezi (Punjab) 4-2 (49-70, 68-8, 74-40, 62-54, 47-60, 89-35); Abdul Sattar (Sindh) bt Mohammad Imran (Punjab) 4-0 (71-8, 81-43, 63-29, 56-37); Mohammad Majid (Punjab) bt Vishan Gir (Sindh) 4-1 (85-33, 68-38, 86-24, 27-76, 72-21); Mohammad Javed (Punjab) bt Naveen Perwani (Sindh) 4-2 (63-62, 65-86, 69-16, 80-29, 49-80, 71-7); Shahid Aftab (Punjab) bt Imran Shehzad (Punjab) 4-1 (60-24, 70-38, 81-50, 2-84, 66-25); Mohammad Asif bt Umair Alam 4-1 (0-123, 95-1, 64-8, 68-1, 74-6); Asjad Iqbal (Punjab) bt Mohammad Afzal (Punjab) 4-3 (71-10, 63-26, 77-16, 23-63, 20-65, 45-61, 59-20); Abu Saim (Punjab) bt Sultan Mohammad (Sindh) 4-1 (47-39, 4-104, 58-15, 64-28, 65-48); Khurram Agha (Sindh) bt Mohammad Yousuf (Punjab) 4-1 (75-18, 19-99, 49-41, 73-20, 80-44).

Monday’s fixtures: Sharjeel Mehmood v Bilawal Agha, Sohail Shehzad v Mohammad Ishtiaq, Mohammad Sajjad v Mohammad Bilal, Shahram Changezi v Mohammad Nazeer at 10am; Mohammad Asif v Mohammad Imran, Asjad Iqbal v Vishan Gir, Sultan Mohammad v Imran Shehzad, Khurram Agha v Naveen Perwani at 12noon; Sharjeel Mehmood v Abdul Sattar, Sohail Shehzad v Mohammad Majid, Mohammad Sajjad v Shahid Aftab, Shahram Changezi v Mohammad Javed at 2pm; Mohammad Imran v Umair Alam, Vishan Gir v Mohammad Afzal, Imran Shehzad v Abu Saim, Naveen Perwani v Mohammad Yousuf at 4pm.


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