Qualifier Ali Farag of Egypt shocked third seed Nasir Iqbal of Pakistan in a 3-2 thriller to clinch the 2nd CCI PSA International Squash Championship title at the Cricket Club of India yesterday.
Twenty-two-year-old Farag, ranked 190 in the world, snatched a 11-7, 7-11, 5-11, 11-1, 11-9 win over the Asian senior champion from Peshawar, in an absorbing championship round that lasted 55 minutes.
Farag, the 2010 junior world and former junior British Open champion, recovered brilliantly from 1-2 down after winning the opening set and overcame a late burst from the Pakistan No. 1 to win the riveting decider by a whisker after leading 6-3.
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