ISLAMABAD - Saddam-ul-Haq Wednesday stunned former US junior Open winner Israr Ahmed in the 2nd Commissioner Rawalpindi Cup National Squash Championship 2016 match played here at the Benazir Squash Complex, Liaqat Bagh. Saddam held his nerve in all important deciding sets of the game to register 3-2 triumph. It was a topsy-turvy match as Saddam lost the first game 9-11 but made a strong comeback in the second game winning it 11-6. The third game went right down the wire and the end result was 9-11 in favour of Israr. After that, Saddam showed his class and took next two games in a row 11-5 and 11-8 to book berth in the next round.

Another major upset of the day was witnessed when Faraz Khan outplayed Sheikh Saqib. Top seed Tayab Aslam outlasted Abbas Shoukat 3-1 with the score of 14-12, 7-11, 14-12, 11-7. In a swift contest, Farhan Mehboob thrashed Asmail 3-0 in 16 minutes with score of 11-8, 11-4, 11-4. Bilal Zakir outpaced Zahir Shah 3-1 in 48 minutes, winning the match 3-11, 11-9, 11-9, 13-11. Waqar Mehboob routed Kashif Asif 3-1 in 28 minutes, as the score was 3-11, 12-10, 11-5, 11-6, Ammad Fareed downed Waqas Mehboob 3-1 in 41 minutes, 11-8, 11-6, 8-11, 11-9 and Faraz Khan crushed Sheikh Saqib 3-0 in 26 minutes with the scores of 11-6, 11-9, 12-10.

In females’ category, Muqadas Ashraf outclassed Noorul Huda 3-0 in 22 minutes, as the score was 11-1, 11-8, 11-6, Saima Shokat thrashed Kainat Khan 3-0, 11-1, 11-0, 11-3, Zoyia Khalid overwhelmed Sibgha Arshad 3-0, 11-6, 11-6, 11-5. Furthermore, Rifat Khan routed Noor Fatima 3-0, 11-7, 11-1, 11-2, Rushna Mahboob went on to beat Noor Ul Ain 3-1, 9-11, 11-0, 11-2, 11-5, Sammer Anjum beat Medina Zafar 3-1, 7-11, 13-11, 11-9, 11-7 and Aiman Shahbaz beat Laiba 3-1, 11-6, 6-11, 11-4, 11-6. In U-17 category, Harris Qasim, Uzair Rasheed, Abbas Zeb, Qabir Alan, Abdul Malik, M Junaid, Zeeshan Gul, Aoun Abbas registered victories.