Manan Chandra of India recovered well on time and saved his first knockout match of IBSF World 6Reds and confirmed his berth in Last-32.
His opponent Salim Ali Alsuwaidi was in good form and capitalized the initial frames in to gain 3-0 lead over Manan. In that alarming situation, Manan get back to his zone and shown consistency to win frames over frame and soon came at par with Salim (3-all). After equalizing, he was more confident that resulted a break of 45 in 7th frame. He capitalized next frame too to oust Salim.
Mohammed Al Joaker of UAE also made an impressive run in last three frames to knockout Bashar Hussain Abdulmajeed of Qatar. Joaker was down 4-2 and where Bashar required only a frame to win the match, Joaker did no silly mistake and won next three frames to step in last-32 stage.