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| Pak’s Asif, Sajjad make winning start in WSC|
| Updated at: 2143 PST, Sunday, November 15, 2009|
HYDERABAD DECCAN: National Champion Muhammad Asif got off to a sterling start in IBSF World Snooker Championship when he out-potted Ahmed Aly of United States of America 4-1 on Sunday in Hyderabad Deccan (India).
Faisalabad-born Asif making his debut in world championship, recovered after dropping the to opening frame to thrash Aly 36-59, 63-53, 62-49, 74-17, 83-16.
Asif, who dethroned Muhammad Sajjad earlier this year to win his first national crown, make a nervous start but raised his game as the match progressed.
Pakistan number one Muhammad Sajjad also outclassed Farhan Mirza of Sweden 4-0.
On Monday, Muhammad Asif will be facing a big challenge as he take on former World Champion Steve Mifsud of Australia while Sajjad play Juha Erkinmikko of Finland.
Top four cueists from each of six-men group will qualify for the last 64-stage of the competition.