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CCI snooker: Advani zooms past Panchal

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Top-ranked of showed his class as he uncorked champagne stuff constructing a magnificent 131 clearance as Friday he went on to record a comprehensive 4-0 win against local challenger of in the best-of-7-frame round of 64 match of the CCI All India Open Snooker Championship here.

His century break in the third frame is the best in the competition and has now qualified for the highest break prize of Rs 25,000.

The qualifying mark was 130 and above.

He rolled in another decent run of 53 in the fourth frame to complete a quick 78-24, 65-4, 131-0 and 73-22.

The Bangalore-based National champion and India No. 1 Pankaj was all finesse and showed immaculate touch over the cue ball as he managed to get into perfect positions to pot with accuracy and a high degree of consistency to produce the big efforts.

However, Indian No. 4 of Railways fell by the wayside as he suffered a 1-4 defeat at the hands of Telanganas Lucky Vatnani in another round of 64 encounter.

In another round of 64 tie, Indian No. 5 Sourav Kothari of PSPB also crashed out as he stumbled to a 3-4 defeat against Railways Malkeet Singh in a tense match.

Malkeet came up with a timely break of 60 in the decider to snatch a deserving 83-12, 27-68, 1-86, 59-8, 1-69, 69-27 and 74)-34 win.

Meanwhile, National women champion of went down fighting to Mumbais flambouyant Vimal Mariwala losing a seven-frame thriller by a 3-4 margin.

Results Round of 64: (ONGC) beat Manav Panchal (Mumbai) 4-0 (78-24, 65-4, 131(131)-0, 73(53)-22); (Haryana) beat (Delhi) 4-1 (22-72, 54-43, 56-28, 77-17, 72(52)-29);

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Girish (Railways) beat (Mumbai) 4-0 (65-31, 56-27, 62-37, 80(58)-0); (Delhi) beat Shahbaaz (ONGC) 4-2 (44-58, 1-67(67), 70(54)-23, 75-37, 74-15, 84-42); (Gujarat) beat Sundeep Gulati (Delhi) 4-3 (34-64, 61-6, 61-7, 45-61, 69-59, 50-60, 86(86)-60); (Delhi) beat (MP) 4-2 (81-42, 52-65, 73-38, 49-78, 60-28, 71-28); (Mumbai) beat (Karnataka) 4-3 (80(49)-9, 45-51, 52-39, 19-49, 62-63, 43-39, 50-29); S.

(Railways) beat (Mumbai) 4-2 4-2 (68(47)-30, 68(54)-49, 54-60, 63-53, 50-62, 70-36); Manan Chandra (BPCL) beat M S Arun (Karnataka) 4-1 (72-24, 70-12, 44-76, 94(63)-22, 75-40); beat (Railways) 4-1 (55-57, 73-8, 65-8, 61-53, 75-2); Malkeet Singh (Railways) beat Sourav Kothari (ONGC) 4-3 (83-12, 27-68, 1-86(86), 59-8, 1-69, 69-27, 74(60)-34).

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 20:00 IST
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