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Sindh pull off a big upset, beating Army in the National Table Tennis Championship semifinals

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QUETTA: Sindh pulled off a huge upset when they downed Army 3-2 in the semi-final of the 56th National Table Tennis Championship here today. In the other semi-final defending champions WAPDA defeated Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 3-0.

Saim Adnan did a major work for Sindh as he beat international Virk and Faizan Zahoor while Kaif Riaz won one fixture for Sindh to contribute in his team’s cause. Nouman Zara, however, went down to Army’s Faizan Zahoor and Salman Virk in the two casualties, Sindh faced in a pulsating fixture. This was a rare upset from Sindh against a thoroughly professional departmental team and runners-up of the last event.

Results: 

Men’ Team Event Semifinals

Sindh bt Army (3-2) 

Noman Zara lost to Faizan Zahoor (0-3) 5-11, 11-13, 5-11 

Saim Adnan bt Salman Virk (3-2) 9-11, 11-9, 10-12, 11-7, 11-5 

Kaif Riaz bt Mohd Ahmed (3-0) 11-9, 13-11, 14-12 

Noman Zara lost to Salman Virk (1-3) 12-10, 8-11, 9-11, 7-11 

Saim Adnan bt Faizan Zahoor (3-1) 14-12, 11-6, 4-11, 11-9 

Wapda bt KPK (3-0) 

Fahad Kh. bt Haseeb Kh. (3-2) 11-8, 13-11, 12-14, 10-12, 11-9 

M.Rameez Khan bt S.Obaid Shah (3-1) 11-7, 11-13, 11-8, 11-5 

Shah Khan bt Shayan Farooq (3-1) 15- 13, 11-8, 6-11, 11-7 

 Women’s Team Event Semifinals: 

Punjab bt Chromatex (3-1) 

Ayesha Faheem bt Kulsoom Khan (3-0) 11-7, 11-6, 11-9 

Farwa Babar lost to Fatima Khan (2-3) 10-12, 8-11, 11-4, 11-6, 8-11 

Tayyaba bt Yasrab Shah (3-1) 11-1, 8-11, 11-9, 11-8 

Ayesha Fahim bt Fatima Khan (3-0) 11-6, 11-7, 11-7 

Wapda bt Army (3-1) 

Ghazala Basit bt Hoor Fawad (3-2) 11-9, 11-9, 9-11, 7-11, 11-6 

Pernia Khan bt Haiqa Hassan (3-2) 5-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9, 11-3 

Raheela Kashif lost to Sana Muzaffar (1-3) 11-8, 10-12, 7-11, 9-11 

Gazala Basit bt Haiqa Hassan (3-2) 8-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-13, 12-10 

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