Pakistan defeat India in semi-final of Asian Billiards Championship


Dubai: Pakistan knocked out India after a tough battle by 3-2 at the Asian Confederation for Billiards Sports Championship team event semi-final on Friday in Al Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.

Pakistan’s Muhammad Bilal, Babar Masih and former IBSF World Champion Muhammad Asif represented Pakistan in the event as they are country’s top cueists.

Pakistan will come up against Iran in the final. Earlier, the team outclassed Hong Kong 3-1 in the quarter-final and Jordan 3-1 in the last-16 match.

Pakistan’s Asif and Bilal were ousted earlier in the Chinese Pool event as Asif lost to Qatar’s Bashar Abdul Majeed 7-0 in the last-16. Whereas Bilal lost his quarter-final 7-5 to Saudi Arabia’s Abdul Rahman Alammar. Bilal had reached the last-eight after outplaying Mongolia’s Shinebayar Bold 7-4 in the first match of the Chinese pool competition.