Pankaj Advani trounces Iran's Amir Sarkhosh; clinches IBSF World Snooker Championship

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 28 November 2017, 12:01 PM
Pankaj Advani (File photo)
Pankaj Advani (File photo)

Iconic Indian cueist Pankaj Advani displayed his class with a phenomenal victory over Iran’s Amir Sarkhosh in the final to claim the IBSF World snooker championship in Doha. Advani trounced Sarkhosh 8-2 to clinch his 18th World championship title at the Al-Arabi sports club.

The best-of-15 frame final witnessed Amir pocketing the first frame rather comfortably. The Iranian looked strong and focused in the second frame too, progressing well and nearing a 2-0 scoreline, but a missed green pot gave a lifeline to Pankaj as he seized the opportunity with both hands and drew parity.

Pankaj never looked back from there as he raced to a 5-2 lead, though Sarkhosh came with a century break to win the sixth frame, and after the break, wrapped it up with three straight frames.

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Though Amir got the first opening in the 9th, a missed red pot saw Pankaj unfold his vast repertoire of strokes to compile a magnificent frame-winning break of 77 points with only 4 reds remaining on the table.

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First Published: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 11:41 AM
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