2010 Asian Games, Asian Games, snooker

Shahram Changezi of Pakistan competes in the men's snooker team semifinals of the billiards event at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, Monday, Nov. 15, 2010. -Photo by AP

Pakistan won bronze in the snooker team event  after being trashed 3-0 by arch-rivals India in the semi-finals.

Sneh Aditya gave India a solid start, outclassing Pakistan’s Sohail Shehzad 84-8 before Yasin Merchant made it 2-0 defeating Imran Shehzad 75-45 in the second frame.

Yasin then combined with Brijesh Damani to seal the tie in favour of the Indians with a 91-61 victory over Imran Shehzad and Shahram Changezi in the third of the best-of-five frame contest.  A much better showing was expected of the Pakistani trio which has excelled recently at home.

India had to contend with a silver after being beaten 3-1 in the final by China.