Pankaj Advani confirms medal on Asian Snooker Tour

Advani registered a comprehensive victory over seasoned multiple world champion Darren Morgan.

In the best-of-nine tie, Advani won five frames on the trot to confirm another medal for India. (File Photo)   -  PTI

Nineteen-time world champion Pankaj Advani continued his fine form in the first leg of the Asian 10-red Snooker by storming into the semifinals, here, on Friday. Advani registered a comprehensive victory over seasoned multiple world champion Darren Morgan.

After dropping the first frame to his Welsh opponent, Advani picked up the pace and took control of the high-quality quarterfinal clash involving two heavyweights of cue sports.

In the best-of-nine tie, Advani won five frames on the trot to confirm another medal for India and set up a mouth-watering clash with in-form Brendan O’Donoghue of Ireland.

As the lone Indian left in the fray, after Manan Chandra, Varun Madan and Kamal Chawla failed to qualify to the last-16 knockout stages, Advani made the most of his experience to advance in the tournament defeating Haris Tahir of Pakistan 5-2 before facing Morgan.

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Results:

Quarterfinal: Pankaj Advani defeated Darren Morgan (Wales) 5-1: 12-92(58), 47-27, 50-13, 58-18, 62-36, 45-14.

Pre-quarterfinal: Pankaj Advani beat Haris Tahir (Pakistan) 5-2: 55-31, 42-44(44), 48-47, 0-73(51), 67(67)-0, 48-1, 49-25.