Despite only racking up a highest break of 25 Pakistan having managed to pull of the shock of the day, beating Ireland 3-2 at the Snooker World cup in Bangkok.
The Irish team made up of former World Champion Ken Doherty and former world number 9 Fergal O’Brien less to the lesser known Muhammad Sajjad and Sahid Aftab despite putting in two century breaks at the Bangkok Convention Centre in Thailand.
However despite the loss the Irish side, who lost the last world final in 1996 10-7 to Scotland, can still qualify for the next round but must beat Egypt on Wednesday.
We’re very disappointed to lose but it’s amazing that we both made a century break each but lost the match 3-2,” Doherty, who made 111 in frame one, told World Snooker.
“There will be a lot of shocks and surprises and it’s very hard to get into rhythm, especially with the doubles match.
“It’s a disappointing start but every frame counts so that’s a good thing so if we beat Germany or Egypt 4-1 or 5-0 then we’re right back in it.
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