Asif, Sajjad keep momentum up in Asian Snooker

Published Apr 28, 2013 11:50pm

KARACHI: Pakistan’s two top title contenders, World Champion Muhammad Asif and former Asian number two Mohammad Sajjad, notched their second wins in the Jubilee Insurance 29th Asian Snooker Championship on Sunday.

Top seed Asif was at his brilliant best when he hammered Mohsen Bukhshaisha of Qatar in four straight frames without any trouble that included a break of 56 in third frame.

Sajjad, who seemed determined to make his mark in this event, thrashed an unfancied Han Sang Hee from South Korea 4-0.

However Abu Saim, who lost an exciting opening round tie on Saturday, bounced back in the match when he conjured up a 4-2 triumph over Yuttapop Pakpoj of Thailand.

Former Pakistani Saleh Muhammad, who is now representing Afghanistan, defeated his former team-mate Imran Shahzad 4-1 to collect his second win with a break of 71 in the final frame.

After his second defeat, Imran Shahzad is facing a tough challenge to progress in the last 16 round.

Fung Kowk Wai, Aamir Sarkosh of Iran, Wang Yuchin of China Omar Al Kojah of Syria also chalked out their second wins.

Results:

Fung Kwok Wai (HK) bt Ryan Somarathne (Sri Lanka) 4-0 (66-2, 68-34, 89-13, 55-16) Muhammad Asif (Pak) bt Mohsen Bukhshaisha (Qtr) 4-0 (68-33, 86(56)-07, 68-61, 69-45) Saleh Muhammad (Afg) bt Imran Shehzad (Pak) 4-1 (47-75, 77-58, 66-36, 72-63, 77-0) Aamir Sarkosh (Iran) bt Enkhjargaal Enkhbaatar (Mongolia) 4-0 (73-26, 74-20, 83-29, 74-33), Abu Saim (Pak) bt Yuttapop Pakpoj (Thai) 4-2 (77-39, 65-48, 28-78, 42-72, 94-12, 59-18) Wang Yuchin (China) bt Hussen Jaffer Hady (Iraq) 4-2 (75-25, 80(56)-39, 69-15, 20-64, 02-62, 69-57),

Omar Al Kojah (Sya) bt Ehsan Heyadarinezhad (Iran) 4-2 (58-49, 9-88, 65-52, 55-28, 21-78(70), 66-22),

Zhao Xin Tong (China) bt Ulzitogtokh Davaasuren (Mong) 4-2 (64-12, 52-58, 61-20, 53-45, 54-55, 57-42) Ratchayothin Yotharuck (Thai) bt Hwang C hul Ho (S. Korea) 4-2 (52-65, 75-07, 69-43, 65-35, 26-68, 71-12) Karam Fatima (Syria) bt Hussen Jaffer Hady (Iraq) 4-3 (69-02, 49-63, 66-32, 33-66, 41-67, 66-40, 64-13)

Boonyarit Kaettikun (Thai) bt Ahmed Saif (Qatar) 4-3 (65-69, 24-75, 95-01, 82-23, 57-64, 60-10, 78-12) Muhammad Sajjad (Pak) bt Han Sang Hee (S.Korea) 4-0 (79-09, 81-40, 91-20, 75-0) Muhammad Mustafa Shehab (UAE) bt Le Chun Wai (HK) 4-2 (71-62, 73-0 60-23, 30-51, 0-98(98), 49-08) Mohammad Lababi (Iran) bt Babar Masih (Pak) 4-3 (59-46, 59-51, 1-71, 69-48, 34-48, 62-63, 75-24), Muhammad Rais Senzai (Afg) bt Susantha Bhoteju (Sri Lanka) 4-3 (54-68, 59-36, 53-39, 34-75, 56-39, 49-68, 71-37), Lim Chun Kiat (Singapore) bt Abdul Sattar (Pak) 4-3 (3-52, 55-68, 1-74(68), 65-18, 69-18, 63-26, 65-63) Saleh Muhammad (Afg) bt Enkhjargal Enkhbaatar (Mong) 4-1 (50-41, 01-108, 81-43, 89-22, 61-39), Aamir Sarkosh (Iran) bt Imran Shehzad (Pak) 4-1 (24-93, 54-37, 83-32, 74(74)-0, 74-0), Omar Al Kojah (Sya) bt Yuttapop Pakpoj (Thai) 4-2 (70-58, 21-73, 68-46, 22-83, 69-61, 64-55) Fung Kwok Wai (HK) bt Mohsen Aziz Bukhshaisha (Qat) 4-2 (86-26, 65-60, 60-10, 23-82, 16-96(89), 110-0).

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