Pakistan set up a pre-quarterfinal clash with host India in the WSF-World junior men’s squash team championship with a 3-0 win over Zimbabwe. Group E topper India will take on Pakistan at the Express Avenue Mall in Chennai on Thursday. Also Read - India May Pull Out of Asia Cup 2021: Report

Pakistan, which had lost 1-2 to Czech Republic in its opening Group F match in the morning, made amends by crushing lowly Zimbabwe 3-0 in the evening session. Pakistan settled for the second spot in Group F and thus will play India, which topped Group E for a spot in the last eight. Also Read - IPL 2020: Shahid Afridi Rues Absence of Pakistan Players in IPL, Says Players Like Babar Azam Missing Out on Big Platform

In two earlier meetings, Pakistan had beaten India, once in 2006 in a Group league and in 2008 in the semi-final. Also Read - Virat Kohli Was a 'Brat' Like Me, Shoaib Akhtar Lauds India Captain's Spectacular Transformation Into Modern Day Legend

In other matches, Malaysia struggled against lower-ranked France, eking out a 2-1 victory while second-seeded Canada was pushed by Argentina before registering a 2-1 win over Argentina.

Results: Group A: Australia (16) bt Singapore (17) 3-0. Group B: Canada[2] bt Argentina [15] 2-1 (George Crowne bt Dylan Tymkiw 7-11 2-11 11-7 11-2 11-4; Julien Gosset bt Miguel Gonzalo Pujol 7-11 11-9 3-11 11-2 4-11; James Flynn bt Jeremias Azaña 11-8 11-7 11-3).

Group C: Ireland (14) bt South Africa (19) 2-1. Group D: Malaysia [4] bt France [13] 2-1 (Shahrul Izham Nurhaqiem bt Adrien Douillard 11-13 9-11 11-2 14-12 11-7; Darren Rahul Pragasam bt Edwin Clain 12-10 1-11 11-5 5-11 11-5; Siow Yee Xian bt Toufik Mekhalfi 10-12 11-2 11-7 11-13 10-12).

Group E: Switzerland (12) bt Saudi Arabia (23) 3-0.

Group F: Czech Republic [6] bt Pakistan [11] 2-1 (Marek Panacek lost to Haris Qasim 5-11 6-11 6-11; Viktor Byrtus bt Abbas Zeb 11-9 11-5 9-11 4-11 11-9; Ondrej Vorlicek bt Muhammad Uzair 11-4 11-6 6-11 11-4); Pakistan bt Zimbabwe (24) 3-0 (Haris Qasim bt Aedan Martin 11-2, 11-2,11-5; Abbas Zeb bt Tayne Turnock 11-7, 11-2, 11-5; Muhammad Uzair bt Alfalfa Porter 13-11, 11-8, 11-7).

Group G: New Zealand (10) bt Qatar (22) 3-0. Group H: USA [8] lost to Hong Kong China [9] 0-3 (Ayush Menon lost to Chan Chi Ho 4-11 12-14 11-13; Daelum Mawji bt Chung Yat Long 8-11 2-11 5-11; Tiber Worth bt Ho Ka Hei 11-6 6-11 7-11 5-11).