Asian Team Snooker Championship | Semis: Advani, Rawat blank Thailand 3-0 to power India A into title clash

04 July 2017, 06:04 PM
Pankaj Advani - File Photo
Pankaj Advani - File Photo

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. 

First Published: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 05:57 PM
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