Asian snooker: Advani falters in the semifinals

After Advani made it 1-1, Lertsattayathorn stormed back in the third frame with a break of 142. Though Advani responded well immediately with a 94 break to take the fourth frame, he lost the initiative the next frame.

Pankaj Advani lost the decisive fifth frame and ended up losing the semifinal.   -  M. Moorthy

Pankaj Advani’s run in the Asian snooker championship came to an end when he lost to Kritsanut Lertsattayathorn of Thailand in the semifinals on Friday. Lertsattayathorn won 5-3 (86-46, 21-64, 142-0, 0-99, 71-5, 18-99, 77-28, 66-31).

After Advani made it 1-1, Lertsattayathorn stormed back in the third frame with a break of 142.

Though Advani responded well immediately with a 94 break to take the fourth frame, he lost the initiative the next frame.

On Thursday, Advani made the semifinals beating Karam Fatima of Syria 5-0.

In the last-16 match, Advani defeated Ishpreet Singh Chadha 4-3.

In the final, Lertsattayathorn will meet Mohamed Shehab of United Arab Emirates who breezed past Amir Sarkhosh of Iran 5-1 in the other semifinal.

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