Pakistan's Haris Tahir sails through Asian Snooker Championship quarter-finals

Faizan Lakhani
Twenty-one-year-old Haris Tahir looked in top form against his opponent from Qatar 

Karachi: Pakistan’s Haris Tahir has qualified for the quarter final of 36th Asian Snooker Championship after beating Qatar’s Ali Alobaidli in pre-quarter final. His teammate Babar Masih, however, went down against Iran’s Siyavosh Mozayani in round-of-16.

Twenty-one-year-old Haris Tahir looked in top form against his opponent from Qatar as he played breaks of 93 and 75 in first two frames to take a lead of 2-0 by taking initial frames 93-08 and 75-27. Ali Alobaidli, made a comeback in third frame playing a break of 78 to make it 2-1.

Haris extended his lead once again by taking the fourth frame 60-51 before going down in fifth frame on tie-break black-ball after the frame ended with 60-all.

With game 3-2 in favor of Haris Tahir, the 6th frame witnessed great contest between two cueists. Haris completed the 6th frame by taking two final color balls to confirm his place in quarter final.

His score in pre-quarter final was 93-08, 75-27, 01-80, 60-51, 60-67, 65-56.

In another match of round-of-16, Babar Masih went down 2-4 against Siyavosh Mozayani of Iran after once leading the game 2-1

Siyavosh won the first frame 58-22 but Babar Masih fought back to win next two and take a lead of 2-1. However, the Irani cueist won next three frames consecutively to complete his win against Pakistan’s top cueist.

Pakistan's Haris Tahir sails through Asian Snooker Championship quarter-fina

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