India's ace cueists Pankaj Advani and Laxman Rawat guided India A into the grand final of the Asian Team Snooker Championship being played at on Tuesday.
In the quarterfinals, India A accounted for Iran A 3-1 in the best-of-five encounter to set up a semifinal tie against Thailand. Advani and Rawat then blanked the Thai team 3-0, not allowing their opponents to score more than a total of 30 points across all three winning frames.
India A await their Pakistani opponent as the latter's A and B teams battle out the other semifinal. Ecstatic with the performance thus far, Advani said, "We are pleased with our form leading up to the final. It has been a clinical display of snooker by us and we're looking forwardto a mouth-watering contest in the final."
Quarterfinal - India A defeated Iran A 3-1:
Advani beat Zarehdoost 66-42
Rawat lost to Sarkhosh 18-98(97)
Advani/Rawat beat Zarehdoost/Sarkhosh 64-37
Advani beat Sarkhosh 76-6
Semifinal - India A defeated Thailand 3-0
Advani beat Phonbun 92(50)-0 Rawat beat Kachaiwong 70(69)-8
Advani/Rawat beat Phonbun/Kachaiwong 62-22.