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Pakistan wins World Squash Junior Championship 2016

Pakistan beat Egypt 2-1 in the final to become World Squash Junior Champion for the 5th time.

Pakistan beat top seeds Egypt in the final of the junior championships held in Poland from 6th to 17th August 2016. Pakistan beat Egypt 2-1 in the final to become World Squash Junior for the 5th time. Pakistan reached the  final of the Championship for the eighth consecutive time by only the First win since 2008.

It was a sweet revenge for Israr Ahmed in the first match of the the team event where he defeated Saadeldin Abouaish in straight games, as Israr has earlier lost to Saad in the semi final of the individual event.

The second match, which is also the longest of the 3 matches, played between Ayaz Ahsan and Youssed Ibrahim of Egypt produced some grilling rallies with the Egyptian player saving 3 game points in the first game to win it 11/13. Some smart play by Ayaz in the second game squared the match one all as the Pakistani player won the second game 13/11. In the end, team Egypt won the second match to equal the best of 3 matches.

The Championship came down to the decider to be played between the Pakistani Shaukat Abbas and Marwan Tarek of Egypt. Some excellent shot making and court movement by the Pakistani sealed the Championship from the top seeded Egyptian team.

Final Scores:
[1] Egypt 1-2 [2] Pakistan
     Saadeldin Abouaish  0-3  Israr Ahmed   9/11, 9/11, 9/11 (39m)
     Youssef Ibrahim     1-3  Ayaz Ahsan   13/11, 11/13, 11/5, 11/6 (47m)
     Marwan Tarek           0-3  Shoukat Abbas 7/11, 9/11, 8/11 (37m)

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