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Pakistan, Malaysia retain titles

KUALA LUMPUR, JUNE 26. Mansoor Zaman beat Ong Beng Hee on Saturday to help Pakistan cruise to a 2-1 victory over Malaysia and retain the men's title at the Asian squash championships.

Zaman, who was beaten by Ong for the individual title on Monday, prevailed 9-3, 10-8, 8-10, 9-7, for Pakistan to lift the title for the 11th time.

Malaysia's point on Saturday came from Kenneth Low, who beat Farrukh Zaman 7-9, 9-2, 8-10, 4-9, while Pakistan's other point was delivered by Shahid Zaman, who defeated Azlan Iskandar 9-5, 10-8, 2-9, 2-9, 9-7.

In the women's team final, defending champion Malaysia beat Hong Kong 2-0 with Nicol David outclassing Rebecca Chu 1-9, 9-3, 9-4, 9-1. David, the world No. 8, had on Monday retained the individual title.

Malaysia's other winner was Tricia Chuah, who took just 35 minutes to dispose of Annie Au 9-6, 9-5, 9-1. This is Malaysia's fifth title since the women's event was introduced in 1986. — AP

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