Marco Fu Ka-chun finally found the winning touch he had been searching for to help lead Hong Kong into the snooker team competition semi-finals with a 2-1 win over India. Fu, who has struggled to live up to his gold medal billing, at last produced a performance somewhere near his best with a 5-1 rout of the dangerous Yashin Merchant at the Muong Thong Thani venue. Singles bronze medallist Chan Kwok-ming secured Hong Kong's place in the last four with a 5-1 win over Devendra Joshi that was a lot closer than the scoreline suggests. But it was Fu's win over Merchant, and the style in which it was achieved, that was the most heartening aspect of Hong Kong's showing. After dropping the opening frame, Fu maintained his composure and took control of the match with some fluid potting. He wrapped up the win with a supremely confident break of 86 in the final frame. 'That's the best I've played since I've been here,' said Fu after his win. 'I felt confident when I was at the table and I was not afraid to go for my shots. I'm still not 100 per cent but I felt much more comfortable all round. 'I'm happy to get a match like that under my belt. I could feel my touch coming back during the game . . . I played okay last week in parts but there was no consistency. I felt more consistent today.' Fu's win over Merchant levelled the match at 1-1. The pressure had been put on Fu after the off-form Chan Wai-tat had capitulated 5-0 against India's Alok Kumar. So with the scores at 1-1, it all came down to Chan Kwok-ming's scrap with Joshi. The turning point in their tense encounter came in the fourth frame. With Chan leading 2-1 in the best-of-nine-frames match, Joshi had an excellent chance to level the scores when he cleared all the colours and only needed to pot an easy black. But his shot into the bottom corner pocket rattled in the jaws, leaving Chan a pressure-laden shot to take a 3-1 lead. He duly made the pot, sparking cheers from the watching Hong Kong contingent, and from then on never looked back. Victory will be tempered with caution, though. Although Hong Kong were able to win through to today's semi-final against Pakistan, there will be deep concern in the SAR camp over the form of Chan Wai-tat. At times against Kumar, he looked utterly lost and some of his looser shots bore all the tell-tales signs of a player severely lacking in confidence. He desperately needs to raise his game today if all the pressure is not to fall on his teammates once again. Today's semi-final will present Fu with the chance to prove a point when he plays singles gold medallist Shokat Ali. Ali helped his team overcome China 2-1 in their quarter-final. He beat the mainland's number one, Pang Weiguo, 5-3 before Farhan Mirza saw off Yang Jianyue by the same score.