ISLAMABAD – Pakistan led the first day of the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group-II final against Thailand played at the grass courts of Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad, by 2-0.

In the first match, which lasted for an hour and 46 minutes, Pakistan’s Aqeel Khan beat Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul of Thailand by 3-0 (6-3, 6-4, 6-4).

In the second match, Aisam-ul-Haq outclassed Thailand’s Kittiphong Wachiramanowong 3-0 (6-1, 6-0, 6-4).

Speaking to media after the end of the matches, Aisam said he wasn’t expecting such an easy contest against his Thai counterpart.

“We had a huge advantage playing on the grass court, but it would have been a tougher competition if we had played on clay,” he said.

Aqeel said the duo was under pressure because of the home crowd but they played positively and won their matches.-Agencies