Snooker: Cueists press for knockout berths

Published: February 5, 2012

Shehzad saw off Mohammad Nazeer’s challenge in a thrilling 4-3 win.

KARACHI: 

The fourth day of the 2012 National Snooker Championship saw ninth-seed Sohail Shehzad, Vishan Gir and Bilawal Agha register wins at the Karachi Gymkhana.

Shehzad saw off Mohammad Nazeer’s challenge in a thrilling 4-3 win. Shehzad took the first frame 61-1 but lost the following three 55-49, 97-0 and 97-17. However, he took the fifth frame 68-39 and sealed the victory by winning the next two frames 82-1 and 65-33.

Meanwhile, Gir took outplayed Yasir Shehzad 4-0, while Agha beat Zahoor Ahmed 4-1.

The last round of league matches begins today, with the top 16 players competing in the knock-out stage tomorrow.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 5th, 2012.

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