Pakistan’s Mohammad Haris Nadeem outsmarted New Zealand’s Healey White in a 4-0 win; but the contest in Al Fujairah, UAE was much closer than the scoreline suggests.
Despite facing a tough time in the first frame, Nadeem remained in control to turn the tables and win the game.
The Pakistani cueist endured a similar start in the next frame with both players going head to head for a while. However, Nadeem survived the pressure, edging his opponent with a mere six-point margin.
Both were again involved in another close frame, but Nadeem pipped his opponent and went on to seal the win by taking the fourth frame as well, winning by 63-41, 63-57, 68-48 and 73-27.
All four Pakistani cueists were unbeaten after playing two rounds each in the tournament till the filing of this report. Mohammad Majid Ali was leading 3-2 against Belgium’s Jeff Jacobs in his third match, but the contest was ceased due to a session time out.
The match was set to resume in the next session late night.
“Majid was leading 3-2 in his match against Jeff Jacobs, but was forced to stop due to a session time out,” explained a PBSA official to The Express Tribune.
“The players are required to finish their matches in three hours, and if they don’t, they have to complete it in the next session. Majid will now take on Jacobs when the match resumes later in the night.”
Published in The Express Tribune, May 13th, 2014.
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