Asian Snooker: India thumps Pakistan to enter final

Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta combined as India trounced Pakistan with 3-0 margin in the semifinals of the Asian Snooker team championship in Abu Dhabi.

Aditya Mehta and Pankaj Advani gave India a dominating 3-0 win over UAE to earn a shot at Pakistan in the semifinals of Asian Snooker Championship.   -  Sandeep Saxena

Ace cueists Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta combined forces to power India into the final of the Asian Snooker team championship in Abu Dhabi after thrashing arch-rival Pakistan 3-0 today.

India will take on Iran in the final.

Mehta, India’s lone professional snooker player, gave the country a grand start when he drubbed Mohammed Asif 73-16 in the opening game of the semifinal. Thereafter Advani, recently crowned the continent’s 6-Red champion, showed impressive touch to outclass Asjad Iqbal 83-25 to give India a 2-0 lead.

Advani and Mehta then joined hands to trounce Asif and Asjad 92-8 to give India a commanding 3-0 victory.

Meanwhile, Iran defeated Malaysia by a similar 3-0 margin in the other semifinal.