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India assured of a medal as Advani, Rawat win

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Press Trust of India Doha
India's leading snooker cueists -- Pankaj Advani and Laxman Rawat -- on Sunday assured India of a medal at the IBSF Snooker World Cup here after blanking Iran 3-0.
After last year's gold medal finish, India are en-route to defending their title.
India defeated Iran in the quarterfinal tie 3-0 and will next take on the winner of the match between Hong Kong and Ireland in the semifinal.
Rawat opened the proceedings with a 80-50 win in the first frame.
Next up, Advani, who has had a productive fortnight in Doha winning gold and silver in the two previous Asian Snooker Championships -- individual and team -- won the second frame, scoring a 52 break.
In the doubles, Pankaj and Rawat were close to being stretched to the fourth frame before the former potted a long blue and confirmed the pink to end the tie there.

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First Published: Jun 30 2019 | 9:15 PM IST

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