Pankaj Advani tops group to qualify for Asian Snooker

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Asian Snooker Championship: Defending champion Pankaj Advani topped group A by winning all three matches and qualified for the knockout stage of the Asian Snooker Championship. Follow Asian Snooker Championship updates on Insidesport.IN

Advani defeated recently crowned world champion Ahsan Ramzan of Pakistan 4-1. Ahsan took the initial lead in the first frame but the moment he missed, Advani secured the frame 73-38. In the second frame, Advani posted a break of 50 points and obtained a comfortable 2-0 lead. Though Ahsan returned to the game with a break of 58 and cut the deficit 1-2 Advani was fully focused and sent a century break of 102 points to maintain his lead 3-1.

Asian Snooker Championship: Pankaj Advani tops group to qualify for Asian Snooker Championship knockouts

The fourth frame was close where Advani obtained the initial lead with a break of 44 points when he missed a crucial red pot and Ahsan attempted a comeback with a couple of visits.

With the last red on board, Ahsan required all colours to secure the frame and he started potting brilliantly. He came quite close to securing the frame by potting pink but couldn’t handle the pressure and missed the black, which allowed Pankaj to secure the frame and the match 4-1.

After the match, the Champion said, “I have got great insights from my dear competitors and the matches so far have been great. I am looking forward to maintaining my consistency.”

Asian Snooker Championship: Pankaj Advani tops group to qualify for Asian Snooker Championship knockouts

Meanwhile, Amir Sarkhosh secured his match at the cost of one frame. He defeated Hwang Chulho from South Korea 4-1. Hwang played brilliantly in the first frame and won 88-01 but after that Amir controlled the game to secure the second frame 94-38.

The third frame was tight and went till the last colour balls where Amir had an extra edge to lead 2-1. In the next frame, Amir crafted a break of 76 to lead 3-1 and then also won another frame 61-42 to close the proceedings 4-1.

With that win, Amir Sarkhosh managed to qualify for the knockout stage along with Hwang Chulho leaving aside Lkhagvadorj Ochirbal of Mongolia who missed the bus by one frame.

Asian Snooker Championship: Pankaj Advani tops group to qualify for Asian Snooker Championship knockouts

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