El Sirty downs Tayyab to set up Yip final

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For the second tournament in a row, the semi-final hurdle proved too high for Pakistan number one Tayyab Aslam.

The second-seeded Tayyab went down to Egyptian fourth seed Moustafa El Sirty in a see-saw 53-minute semi-final of the CNS International Squash Championship here on Friday, having also fallen in the last four of the CAS International last month in Islamabad.

El Sirty won that tournament, beating Tayyab’s conqueror Augustine Dussourd of France in the final, and will look to secure a second title in Pakistan when he faces third-seeded Tsz Fung Yip of Hong Kong, who stunned top seed Todd Harrity in their last-four clash.

Tayyab won the opening game 11-9, only for El Sirty to level matters by taking the next 11-8.

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