KARACHI: Mohammad Sajjad, a former Asian No 2, who is struggling to regain form, eclipsed the highest break mark as national champion Mohammad Asif and second seed Asjad Iqbal were through to the last eight with unbeaten track record in the fourth ranking snooker cup at National Bank of Pakistan Sports Complex on Tuesday.

Sajjad, the two-time former national champion, caught the eye while registering highest break of 118 against former Pakistan No 1 Imran Shehzad who held the 116 break in his name.

Drawn in group C the sixth seed Sajjad’s break came in the sixth frame in his 4-2 triumph the scores being 67-55, 44-82, 67-1, 29-68, 75-10, 119-0. He had three wins and a defeat under his belt and meets Sultan Mohammad in the last group fixture on Wednesday.

Asif and Asjad, meanwhile, continued their winning spree registering fourth straight win. The former gets the better of Abdul Sattar 4-2 (13-85, 74-26, 48-70, 72-61, 88-10, 67-65) while the latter blanked Mohammad Majid Ali straight 88-0, 62-19, 66-54, 58-53.

Three players who are among top 10 namely fourth seed Khurram Agha, eighth seed Sharjeel Mehmood and 10th seed Shahid Aftab suffered defeats on the penultimate day of the league which concludes on Wednesday.

Results: Abdul Sattar (Sindh) bt Bilawal Agha (Sindh) 4-1 (First frame awarded to Abdul Sattar as his opponent came late, 30-84, 58-17, 90-1, 58-27); Mohammad Ishtaiq (Sindh) bt Mohammad Majid Ali (Punjab) 4-2 (20-90, 63-33, 52-62, 76-13, 65-0, 78-38); Mohammad Bilal (Punjab) bt Shahid Aftab (Punjab) 4-3 (60-24, 11-52, 70-18, 43-63, 33-66, 79-40, 53-52); Mohammad Javed (Punjab) bt Mohammad Nazeer (Punjab) 4-3 (64-17, 43-67, 71-29, 43-72, 0-86, 64-17, 70-59); Mohammad Imran (Punjab) bt Sharjeel Mehmood (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) 4-3 (26-75, 81-16, 39-65, 67-68, 64-34, 72-48, 86-38); Sohail Shehzad (Sindh) bt Vishan Gir (Sindh) 4-3 (63-32, 67-5, 1-59, 81-27, 45-72, 2-62, 53-14); Mohammad Sajjad (Punjab) bt Imran Shehzad (Punjab) 4-2 (67-55, 44-82, 67-1, 29-68, 75-10, 119-0); Shahram Changezi (Islamabad) Naveen Perwani (Sindh) 4-1 (77-42, 46-62, 81-7, 70-47, 97-0); Mohammad Asif (Punjab) bt Abdul Sattar (Sindh) 4-2 (13-85, 74-26, 48-70, 72-61, 88-10, 67-65); Asjad Iqbal (Punjab) bt Mohammad Majid Ali (Punjab) 4-0 (88-0, 62-19, 66-54, 58-53); Sultan Mohammad (Sindh) bt Shahid Aftab (Punjab) 4-1 (84-13, 69-21, 0-89, 71-47, 80-53); Mohammad Javed (Punjab) bt Khurram Agha (Sindh) 4-2 (5-74, 34-73, 73-40, 63-11, 72-36, 58-48); Bilawal Agha (Sindh) bt Umair Alam (Sindh) 4-3 (49-33, 71-29, 22-61, 33-70, 16-81, 62-22, 53-6); Mohammad Afzal (Punjab) bt Mohammad Ishtiaq (Sindh) 4-3 (First frame awarded to Ishtiaq as Afzal came late, 62-48, 38-67, 24-72, 65-35, 75-30, 81-29); Mohammad Yousuf (Punjab) bt Mohammad Nazeer (Punjab) 4-3 (24-77, 65-15, 61-49, 80-26, 34-55, 20-71, 70-21).

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

Updated Oct 02, 2012 08:04pm

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