Pak’s Umar cruises into IBSF U16 World Snooker Championship semis

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Pakistan’s rising star Umar Khan has cruised into the IBSF U16 World Snooker Championship’s semifinal after defeating Russia’s Andrei Karasov by 4-1.

According to information available here that a 16-year-old is still undefeated in the tournament and will meet Hungary’s Bulcsú Révész in the semifinal in the Russian city of Tyumen.

Umar kept control from the start in the quarterfinal against the Russian opponent. He won the first frame with a score of 69-19. In the second frame, the Pakistani teenager did not allow his opponent to pot even a single red ball, winning the frame 82-0 and taking a lead of 2-0. He also played a break of 49 in the second frame.

Earlier, Umar Khan downed Kirill Zhizfduk 3-0 in the pre-quarterfinal. Khan’s partner Hamza Illyas, however, went down in the pre-quarterfinal against Mina Awad of Egypt.