Pakistan wins World Junior Squash championship
Riding on victories by Israr Ahmed and Abbas Shaukat, Pakistan outclassed Egypt by 2-1 to win its 6th World team title.
Israr Ahmed took only 39 minutes to outclass his Egyptian opponent 11-9, 11-9 and 11-9 to give Pakistan a lead of one-up in the first match. But, Ahsan Ayyaz went down fighting against Yousef Irahim 11/13, 13/11, 5/11 & 6/11 in a hard fought match which lasted for 49 minutes.
The decider was played between Pakistan’s Abbas Shaukat and Egypt’s Marwan Tarek, and Abbas displayed great form to stun Marwan Tarek with score of 11/7, 11/9 and 11/8 to script a memorable win for Pakistan.
This was Pakistan’s first win in the WSJ finals against Egypt after losing three consecutive finals to the same opponent.
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