KARACHI: Unfancied Aneel Emanule of Sindh pulled off a shock when he defeated fifth seed Muhammad Bilal of Punjab 4-3 on the opening day of 6th NBP Cup National Ranking Snooker Championship at NBP Billiards Halls on Wednesday.
Aneel recovered after being 0-2 down to overpower Bilal with brilliant cue control and tactical game in match lasting full seven frames.
Aneel ranked 37th in Pakistan made a sluggish start before gain momentum to out-pot Bilal.
Former IBSF World Champion Muhammad, defending champion Asjad Iqbal and Imran Shahzad a winning start.
Asjad made day’s highest break of 87 while defeating Fawad Khan from Kyber Pakhtunkhwa 4-2.
Top seed Asif Toba, second seed Hamza Akbar, Muhammad Sajjad will seen in action on Thursday.