The favourites won their quarter-final matches comfortably on the third day of the Sheikh Kamal Memorial 1st Saarc snooker in Dhaka Club.
Sheikh Kamal Memorial 1st Saarc snooker commenced on the 2nd of September.
As the format of matches was raised from par of seven to par of nine frames at the Knockout stage, it became more difficult for the underdogs to cause an upset.
Both the quarter-finals in the first session had identical results of 5-1 with the fancied players prevailing over their opponents with certainty and authority.
Top-seeded in the knockout draws, Laxman Rawat of India had a competitive match with his opponent Ashiq Hussain of Sri Lanka just about managing to pip his opponent only in the fifth frame on the trial block.
But Laxman couldn’t raise his game above an average break of 55 in the third frame.
On the other table, Asjad Iqbal of Pakistan had a similar run to record a 5-1 victory versus Deepak Naga of Nepal. However, he had a better set of breaks - 40,50 & 62 - but broke form on an easy continuing shot.
These two are to clash in the semi-finals for a berth in the final.
Laxman Rawat (India) beat Ashik Hussain (Sri Lanka) 5-1
63 - 12, 58 - 3, 87 (55) - 09, 61 - 41, 70 - 84, 78 - 35
Asjad Iqbal (Pakistan) beat Deepak Naga (Nepal) 5-1
62 (40) - 18, 62 - 53, 85 (50) - 08, 44 - 65, 74 - 12, 69 (62) - 60