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Pakistan, India, Hong Kong and Iran triumph

Pakistan, India, Hong Kong and Iran triumph

KARACHI: The top four quartet — defending champions Hong Kong I, Iran I, last year’s runners-up Pakistan I and India I — won back-to-back group matches as the third Jubilee Insurance world men’s and master’s team events commenced at hotel Movenpick on Wednesday.

Drawn in group A, top seed Hong Kong I sent Afghanistan and Qatar 2 packing by the identical scoreline of 4-1. The winning team comprised Chun Wai Lee-Kwok Wai Fung.

Second seed Iran I that includes Soheil Vahedi and Amir Sarkhosh blanked Bahrain 5-0 and India 5 (4-1) in group B matches.




The Pakistani duo of former team event champions — Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Sajjad — overcame Malaysia 3-2 and Iran 2 by 4-1 in group C.

Pankaj, who stole the limelight by retaining the World 6-Reds crown the other day, paired with Varun Madan to steer India I to thumping 4-1 victory over Qatar 3 and Pakistan 8 (3-2) in group D.

On the master’s front, Pakistan’s formidable pair of Mohammad Yousuf and ex-international Naveen Perwani opened their campaign on a winning note by beating England 2 by 3-2 and UAE by an identical margin to strengthen their position in group A.

Results:

Men’s team event:

Pakistan I (Mohammad Asif-Mohammad Sajjad) bt Malaysia (Keen Hoo Moh-Kok Leong Lim) 3-2 (22-83, 108-0, 106-24, 23-74, 114-0); Hong Kong I (Chun Wai Lee-Kwok Wai Fung) bt Afghanistan (Nadir Khan Sultani-Mohammad Rais Senzhai) 4-1 (72-41, 56-33, 67-9, 82-16, 24-70); Pakistan 2 (Babar Masih-Shahram Changezi) bt Qatar 2 (Ahmed Saif-Mhanaa Alobaidli) 4-1 (45-67, 119-0, 107-23, 78-35, 87-9); Iran I (Soheil Vahedi-Amir Saokosh) bt Bahrain 3 (Abdulla Mujairan- Khalil Busaif) 5-0 (86-18, 62-14, 100-13, 102-9, 78-50); India 5 (Rahul Ajay Sachdev-Ketan Chawla) bt Pakistan 9 (Mohammad Faheem-Abdul Raheem) 3-2 (70-50, 10-74, 82-30, 49-86, 53-50); India 4 (Shahbaaz Adil Khan-Sourav Kothari) bt Iran 2 (Hamed Zaredoust-Pedram Arteshyar) 4-1 (86-26, 17-64, 77-40, 65-37, 55-27); India I (Pankaj Advani-Varun Madan) bt Qatar 3 (A Mohsin Al Abdulrehman-Bashar Abdulmajeed) 4-1 (72-25, 79-28, 74-1, 32-72, 71-20); Pakistan 8 (Abdul Sattar-Zulfiqar Qadir) bt Saudi Arabia I (Abdullah Alshammari-Alwadi Yousef) 4-1 (78-43, 70-58, 58-41, 64-31, 61-63); UAE I (Mohamed Shehab-Khalid Al Kamali) bt Hong Kong 3 (Han Hoi Leong-Nansen Sin Man Wan) 4-1 (65-33, 72-7, 48-47, 61-45, 1-57); Pakistan 5 (Mohammad Majid Ali-Hunain Amir) bt India 2 (Faisal Khan-Dharminder Lilly) 3-2 (88-23, 75-46, 77-1, 27-72, 44-80); Hong Kong 2 (Hon Man Chau-Tang Ho Alan Lin) bt Pakistan 7 (Rambel Gul-Mohammad Asif Toba) 3-2.

(21-79, 66-57, 66-20, 87-17, 57-65); Bahrain I bt Pakistan 6 (Mohammad Sultan-Akash Rafique) 4-1 (109-0, 76-7, 84-8, 46-73, 78-36); Pakistan 4 (Imran Shehzad-Sohail Shehzad) bt UAE 2 (Mohammad Alshamsi-Marwan Alfalasi) 5-0 (119-1, 92-29, 64-50, 55-23, 76-30); Qatar I (Ali Alobaidli-Mohsen Bukshaisha ) bt China (Yan Bingtao-Li Yingdong) 4-1 (65-14, 60-31, 82-0, 26-57, 65-17); India 3 (Manan Chandra-Kamal Chawla) bt Pakistan 3 (Asjad Iqbal-Shahid Aftab) 4-1 (61-36, 45-55, 68-64, 64-16, 54-32); Pakistan 2 (Babar Masih-Shahram Changezi) bt Afghanistan (Nadir Khan Sultani-Mohammad Rais Senzhai) 3-2 (35-73, 55-89, 75-18, 62-52, 85-16); Hong Kong I (Chun Wai Lee-Kwok Wai Fung) bt Qatar 2 (Ahmed Saif-Mhanaa Alobaidli) 4-1 (5-71, 78-30, 86-56, 53-40, 59-48); Pakistan 9 (Mohammad Faheem-Abdul Raheem) bt Bahrain 3 (Abdulla Mujairan- Khalil Busaif) 5-0 (82-23, 71-18, 53-9, 95-0, 61-25); Iran I (Soheil Vahedi-Amir Saokosh) bt India 5 (Rahul Ajay Sachdev-Ketan Chawla) 4-1 (95-27, 60-18, 68-38, 69-24, 40-71); Malaysia (Keen Hoo Moh-Kok Leong Lim) bt India 4 (Shahbaaz Adil Khan-Sourav Kothari) 3-2 (0-62, 65-31, 59-58, 0-70, 67-0); Pakistan I (Mohammad Asif-Mohammad Sajjad) bt Iran 2 (Hamed Zaredoust-Pedram Arteshyar) 4-1 (42-75, 88-13, 113-16, 96-0, 76-14); Bahrain 2 (Mohammad Omar Ashiq-Sadeq Alghuraifi) bt Saudi Arabia I (Abdullah Alshammari-Alwadi Yousef) 5-0 (87-39, 73-53, 83-1, 71-28, 60-35); India I (Pankaj Advani-Varun Madan) bt Pakistan 8 (Abdul Sattar-Zulfiqar Qadir) 3-2 (15-76, 118-7, 131-5, 82-26, 14-81); Saudi Arabia 2 (Omar Alajani-Ahmed Aseeri) bt Egypt (Mohamed Khairy-Ahmed Galal) 3-2 (62-56, 64-50, 63-81, 63-2, 24-93).

Master’s team event:

Pakistan I (Mohammad Yousuf-Naveen Perwani) bt (England 2 (Chris Hart-Stephen Broadhead) 3-2 (46-58, 29-78, 66-33, 78-28, 89-0); England I (Simon Dent-Nigel Howe) bt Pakistan 3 (Mohammad Mukhtar-Saqib Jamal) 4-1 (54-27, 71-16, 48-70, 67-9, 48-37); Afghanistan (Zemarai Hassas-Saleh Mohammad) bt Pakistan 2 (Sarwar Siddiqui-Ahmed Bawany) 5-0 (109-0, 87-10, 74-60, 102-30, 71-25); India (Alok Kumar-Rafath Habib) bt UAE (Mohammad Al Joaker-Salim Ali Alsuwaidi) 5-0 (63-29, 65-2, 60-29, 65-31, 50-46); India (Alok Kumar-Rafath Habib) bt England 2 (Chris Hart-Stephen Broadhead) 4-1 (83-49, 44-57, 75-1, 88-2, 69-25); England I (Simon Dent-Nigel Howe) bt Pakistan 2 (Sarwar Siddiqui-Ahmed Bawany) 5-0 (79-27, 68-39, 84-15, 67-29, 73-8); Afghanistan (Zemarai Hassas-Saleh Mohammad) bt Pakistan 3 (Mohammad Mukhtar-Saqib Jamal) 4-1 (70-34, 134-1, 54-39, 43-63, 70-42); Pakistan I (Mohammad Yousuf-Naveen Perwani) bt UAE 3-2 (Mohammad Al Joaker-Salim Ali Alsuwaidi) (68-22, 59-41, 49-56, 53-49, 19-71).

Thursday’s fixtures:

Matches start at 10am.

Published in Dawn, August 13th, 2015

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