Unseeded Umer set for a tough challenge against top seed Haris in U-21 National Championship final
Top seed Haris Tahir and unseeded Umer Farooq reached the final of the Jubilee Insurance U-21 National Championship being played at Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad.
Top seed Haris Tahir trounced Saad Khan to set a final date with unseeded Umer Farooq in the Jubilee Insurance U-21 National Championship, being played at Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad.
Haris and Umer, both of Punjab, beat Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Saad Khan and Umer Khan of Punjab respectively.
In the first semi-final top seed Haris beat Saad 5-2 (30-62, 80-5, 85-6 (85), 71-24, 72-34, 15-64, 75-41). He also recorded a break of 85 in the third frame. Umer managed to beat his namesake from Sargodha 5-2 (31-60, 53-38, 62-15, 42-53, 79-32, 51-40, 73-1).
Earlier, in the quarter-finals unseeded Saad defeated sixth seed and Islamabad champion Imran Khan while unseeded Umer Farooq outclassed Punjab’s topper Sheikh Mudasir.
Today, the best of 11 frames final will be played at 10:00 AM between Punjab's players Haris Tahir and Umer Farooq.
Chief Guest Federal Minister IPC Fahmida Mirza will grace the closing ceremony while the prize distribution ceremony is set be held at 3:45 PM sharp.