Babar loses to Leong in semi-final.

KARACHI -- Pakistan's campaign at the IBSF World Snooker Championship ended on Friday when their last survivor Babar Masih fell prey to Malaysia's Lim Kok Leong 5-3 in the semi-final in Antalya, Turkey.

Leong had a brisk start taking a 3-0 lead in the best-of-nine frames battle before conceding fourth, sixth and seventh frames on the way to reaching his maiden final of the sport's premier global event. His scores envisaged a splendid century break of 109 in the second frame.

The Malaysian won the duel 99-26, 109-10, 69-24, 9-70, 68-42, 32-72, 49-70, 72-1.

Despite the defeat, Pakistan earned consolation by getting a bronze in the event.

Seasoned Amir Sarkhosh of Iran accounted for Robin Hull of Finland by identical score line of 5-3 in the other semi-final.


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