Asian Snooker: India to meet Pakistan in semi-finals

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Mumbai, May 25: India earned a shot at Pakistan in the semi-finals of the Asian Snooker Championship taking place in Abu Dhabi.

Spearheaded by newly crowned continental 6-Red snooker champion Pankaj Advani, India trounced United Arab Emirates (UAE) 3-0 margin in the quarter-finals, according to information received from team coach Derek Sippy.

File photo: Pankaj Advani led India to victory over UAE

Aditya Mehta, who won the bronze in the 6-Red event held prior to the team championship, put India 1-0 in front with a comprehensive 88-15 win over UAE rival Mohammed Shehab.

After Advani increased India's lead to 2-0 by vanquishing Mohammed Al Joker 67-19, the two Indians paired up to outsmart the two UAE rivals 52-21 in the doubles clash to complete the facile victory.

Thailand, Iran and Malaysia are the other three countries figuring in the bottom half of the draw in the knock out stage.


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