England beat Pakistan as Jansher rests

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The Independent Online

England reached the quarter- finals of the Men's World Team Championship in Cairo yesterday - with the help of their opponents, the defending champions Pakistan, who chose this final qualifying match to rest the world champion, Jansher Khan.

Pakistan had played Jansher in every previous qualifying match. "It is too many matches," Jansher said. "My feet hurt with blisters and my bones ache."

His replacement, Zarak Jahan, was no match for the Yorkshireman Simon Parke. Del Harris, a World Open finalist last week, took only 42 minutes to beat Mir Zaman Gul but Chris Walker, another Essex player, lost in 64 minutes to Zubair Jahan. The result pits England against Canada.