Awais makes it to final in Asian Snooker

By our correspondent
LAHORE: Pakistan’s experienced cueist Awais Ullah Munir on Thursday blasted his way into the final of the ACBS Asian Men’s Snooker Championship 2024 being held in Doha.
Awais Ullah downed Amir Sarkhosh of Iran in the semi-final 4-1 to carve a niche in the Friday’s final.
It was almost a one-sided affair as Awais, barring a second frame hiccup, looked in complete control of the proceedings and sealed a fantastic win.
He started the fixture quite brightly when he lifted the first frame 67-43. He did not keep focused in the second frame which he lost 0-80 as the Iranian displayed fine skills and his potting ability looked well.
However, it did not deter Awais Ullah as he fought back strongly and won the next three frames quite convincingly to wrap-up a well-deserved victory.
The frame score was 57-36, 0-80, 75-15, 67-47, 69-32 in favour of the Pakistani cueist.
Earlier Awais Ullah Munir defeated Milad Fathpour Kashani of Iran 4-1 in the quarter-finals. After taking the first frame 67-43 Awais went down in the second frame 21-74. In this frame Milad fired a break of 59. However, at this stage Awais regained composure and put in what he had and won the next three frames to complete an emphatic victory. The frame score was 67-43, 21-74 (59), 136-0 (83), 68-22, 78-1 (78).
Meanwhile in the second semi-final Ali Alobaidli of Qatar was scheduled to face Ali Gharahgozlou on Thursday night. The winner of this semi-final will face Awais Ullah Munir in the final on Friday (today).
Earlier in the other quarter-final Ali Alobaidli of Qatar defeated Muhammad Naseem Akhtar of Pakistan 4-3 with the frames score of 52-61, 07-64, 02-77 (62), 91-08, 79-16 (71), 66-28, 69-19.

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