Aqeel, playing the opening singles, defeated his rival Shahin Khaledan 7-6, 6-4, 6-2.
On the other hand, Aisam, beat Anoosha Shahgholi 6-1, 6-2, 6-2, giving Pakistan a 2-0 lead over Iran .
Pakistani team comprises of Aqeel Khan, Aisam-ul-Haq , Abid Ali Akbar and Abid Mushtaq, with Rashid Malik is the captain.
Iran’s team consists of Anoosha Shahgholi, Shahin Khaledan, Hamid Reza Nadaf, and Amir Hossein Badi. Their captain is Saeid Ahmadvand.