22nd October, Kuwait: 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games Doubles bronze medallist, Dhruv Sarda of India upset a strong field to snatch the lead in the Men's Singles opening squad of the 25th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships on Tuesday.
Australia's Adam Haynes and 2016 Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships Team gold medallist, Takuya Miyazawa of Japan set a blistering pace with 268 in their opening game to lead Indonesia's Diwan Rezaldy by two pins.
2014 World Men's Championships Masters gold medallist, Kang Heewon of Korea followed in third with 265 ahead of Philippines' Patrick Nuqui in fourth with 257. Others having a good start were 2018 World Men's Championships Singles gold medallist, Rafiq Ismail of Malaysia in fifth with 256 and Shusaku Asato of Japan in sixth with 254.
Asato fired a sizzling 289 in his second game to take over the lead while a second Indonesian, Yeri Ramadona added a scintillating 279 to his opening game of 232 to take up second, 32 pins behind the Japanese.