Sports: Squash: Farhan clinches CAS Intl C’ship title

Karachi: Pakistan’s Farhan Zaman pulled off his second national upset in two days when he beat third seed Danish Atlas Khan in the final of the CAS International Squash Championship to win the long-established PSA World Tour Challenger 15 event at the PAF Hashim Khan Squash Complex in Peshawar.

Farhan reached the final after overcoming top seed Nasir Iqbal in the previous round.

The 20yearold fourth seed from Peshawar was the underdog going into the final having met the higher ranked 19yearold Khan twice before on the Tour, on both occasions losing in five games.

And Danish carried on where he left off, taking an early lead after surviving a tiebreak opening game.

But Farhan struck back, winning the next three games in succession to secure his title winning 1012, 114, 116, 118 victory in 60 minutes.

The triumph marks the second Tour title of Farhan’s career but his first on home soil.

Final:
[4] Farhan Zaman PAK bt [3] Danish Atlas Khan PAK 1012, 114, 116, 118 60m