03 September, 2014 / Ziqa'ad 7, 1435

Imran Shehzad lost 2-4 to Abu Saim to bow out of the tournament. -Photo by AFP

KARACHI: Punjab’s Imran Shehzad who ruled the circuit last year, hammered an elegant break of 116, the highest of the fourth ranking snooker cup so far, before bowing out 2-4 to Abu Saim in the all-Punjab clash at National Bank of Pakistan Sports Complex on Monday.

The former Pakistan No 1 cracked the break in the second frame but could not maintain the pace, suffering third straight defeat in Group C. Saim won the match 65-42, 17-122, 67-14, 80-17, 15-86, 77-53).

Two more players, Sindh’s Sohail Shehzad (102) and Islamabad’s Shahram Changezi (100), also earned the honours of piling up century breaks on the second day after Sindh’s Umair Alam had registered a break of 114 on Sunday.

Meanwhile, sixth seed Mohammad Sajjad and seventh seed Sohail Shahzad also suffered defeats on the second day. The former lost 1-4 to former national champion Shahid Aftab while the latter went down fighting 3-4 to national junior No 2 Mohammad Majid Ali on the adjacent table.

The top two cueists Mohammad Asif and Asjad Iqbal have maintained their unbeaten run in the three games so far.

Results:

Sharjeel Mehmood (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) bt Bilalwal Agha (Sindh) 4-1 (36-59, 59-45, 63-48, 76-67, 61-49); Sohail Shehzad (Sindh) bt Mohammad Ishtiaq (Sindh) 4-2 (24-59, 65-37, 72-68, 15-88, 75-2, first frame awarded to Sohail as his opponent came late); Mohammad Sajjad (Punjab) bt Mohammad Bilal (Punjab) 4-2 (43-64, 7-37, 56-51, 31-67, 76-16, 88-1); Shahram Changezi (Islamabad) bt Mohammad Nazeer (Punjab) 4-3 (99-0, 65-10, 52-81, 86-2, 31-66, 43-58, 86-0); Mohammad Asif (Punjab) bt Mohammad Imran (Punjab) 4-3 (64-40, 37-70, 83-37, 73-56, 30-43, 33-69, 77-43); Asjad Iqbal (Punjab) bt Vishan Gir (Sindh) 4-2 (40-80, 36-46, 51-20, 78-13, 69-1, 75-12); Sultan Mohammad (Sindh) bt Imran Shehzad (Punjab) 4-3 (110-6, 73-18, 14-62, 70-45, 37-93, 58-69, 57-27); Khurram Agha (Sindh) bt Naveen Perwani (Sindh) 4-2 (71-53, 31-88, 69-29, 57-64, 83-10, 64-53); Sharjeel Mehmood (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) bt Abdul Sattar (Sindh) 4-0 (72-3, 64-13, 74-60, 72-39); Mohammad Majid (Punjab) bt Sohail Shehzad (Sindh) 4-3 (37-87, 61-53, 34-110, 71-31, 53-23, 52-59, 63-13); Shahid Aftab (Punjab) bt Mohammad Sajjad (Punjab) 4-1 (80-9, 35-45, 64-59, 77-27, 96-0); Shahram Changezi (Islamabad) bt Mohammad Javed (Punjab) 4-2 (71-42, 49-75, 86-32, 25-64, 96-11, 117-11); Umair Alam (Sindh) bt Mohammad Imran (Punjab) 4-3 (75-41, 36-70, 46-69, 58-18, 69-10, 4-86, 74-53); Vishan Gir (Sindh) bt Mohammad Afzal (Punjab) 4-2 (83-0, 39-58, 62-42, 62-56, 6-97, 58-54); Abu Saim (Punjab) bt Imran Shehzad (Punjab) 4-2 (65-42, 17-122, 67-14, 80-17, 15-86, 77-53); Mohammad Yousuf (Punjab) bt Naveen Perwani (Sindh) 4-2 (74-46, 25-68, 48-75, 57-39, 88-47, 68-34).

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


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