Pakistan stun top-seed Egypt to win World Junior Squash Championship


Abbas Shoukat reacts after helping Pakistan to World Team Squash Championship title. PHOTO: TWITTER/@HashmeNabeel

Abbas Shoukat reacts after helping Pakistan to World Team Squash Championship title. PHOTO: [email protected]

KARACHI: Second-seed Pakistan stunned top-seed Egypt 2-1 in the final of World Junior Team Squash Championship to win their sixth title and first after 2008 in Poland.

The title brought an end to Egypt’s dominance as they had did hat-trick of titles by winning the last three editions.

It was a surprising start for Pakistan when the top-seeds clashed as Israr Ahmad came out on top against Saadeldin Abouaish to win a closely-fought match 3-0 with scores of 11-9, 11-9 and 11-9.

Pakistan win group matches

Israr had lost to Saaadeldin in the semifinal of World Junior Individual Championship few days back.

With the game evenly poised at 1-1, Abbas Shoukat defeated Marwan Tarek 3-1 in the decider to help Pakistan reclaim the crown after 2008.

However, Egypt were able to draw parity with Youssef Ibrahim, piping Ayaz Ahsan 3-1 in a 47-minute battle with overall scores of 13-11, 11-13, 11-5 and 11-6.


Original news : http://tribune.com.pk/story/1164739/pakistan-stun-top-seed-egypt-win-world-junior-squash-championship/