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.

PTI

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