Thailand beat Pakistan in Asian Team Snooker Championship final

RIYADH: The in-form Pakistan side, comprising Awais Munir and Asjad Iqbal, was outclassed by Thailand in the final of the ACBS Asian 15 Red Men’s Team Snooker Championship 2024 here on Friday.

Thailand thumped Pakistan 3-0, with the scoreline of 61-4, 75-53 and 90-26, highlighting their dominance in the entire match.

Asjad Iqbal, representing Pakistan in the first single’s match seemed helpless against his Thai opponent and thus sustained a one-sided defeat.

On the other hand, Awais Munir gave a tough time to his opponent in the other single match, but a costly foul on the colors paved the way for the Thai cueist to snatch the victory with a brilliant clearance.

The duo of Asjad Iqbal and Awais Munir could not force a turnaround in the doubles game and thus Pakistan had to settle for the silver medal in the ACBS Asian 15 Red Men’s Team Snooker Championship 2024.

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Team Pakistan enjoyed a dream run in the continental event as they beat out stiff competition from arch-rivals India in the quarter-final before thrashing Hong Kong in the semi-final to book their spot in the final.

Earlier this week, Pakistan’s cueist Awais Munir won the Asian 6-Red Snooker Championship after beating Hong Kong’s Nansen Wan in the final.

Munir secured a 6-3 victory with the scores of 0-65, 35-26, 27-36, 38-20, 0-65, 13-46, 8-60, 34-0, 27-40.

Munir clinched the first frame with a score of 0-65, however, he ended the second frame with 26-35, the third frame went to the Pakistani cueist while the fourth was secured by the Hong Kong cueist.

With the game tied at 2-2, Awais Munir won three sets straight and made his lead 5-2.

He clinched the ninth frame and the Asian 6-Red Snooker Championship final after Nansen’s comeback in the eighth frame.

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