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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian junior squash team ended their fine run in the World Junior Team Championships with a 2-0 defeat to Pakistan in Windhoek, Namibia on Wednesday.
The national juniors who had given third seeds England a shock with a 2-1 win in the quarter-finals on Tuesday, just failed to find their range this time.
Mohd Syafiq Kamal who played in the first tie just couldn’t find his rhythm as went down fighting 5-11, 11-5, 6-11, 8-11 to Tayyab Aslam.
Darren Chan who delivered Malaysia’s winning point against England, had the chance to rescue the tie but found Asim Khan too hot to handle.
The 17-year-old Darren lost 5-11, 7-11, 9-11.
“It was always going to be tough against Pakistan but the boys gave a good account of themselves. Now they just have to pick themselves up for the next match,” said national junior coach Andrew Cross.
In the other semi-final, three-time winners and defending champions Egypt booked their spot in the final with a 2-0 win over Spain.
Individual event runner-up Omar El Atmas gave the Egyptians the perfect start by beating Edmon Lopez-Moller 10-12, 12-10, 11-4, 11-5.
Karim El Hammamy then sealed the win by beating Bernat Jaume 10-12, 11-6, 11-7, 10-12, 11-6.
Malaysia will face Spain in the third-fourth playoff, in a bid to equal their best ever finish of third, back in 2006.
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