Cue Slam: Manan Chandra does it for Delhi Dons

In the other fixture, Bengaluru Buddies beats Hyderabad Hustlers.

Malkeet Sing of Delhi Dons and Indias younest cueist leading the charge for Delhi at the Cue Slam-Indian Cue Masters League   -  Special Arrangement

Manan Chandra blanked Sourav Kothari in the single-frame snooker decider to clinch Delhi Dons’ 3-2 win over Gujarat Kings in a round-robin match of the Cue Slam Indian Cue Masters League at the Rajpath Club on Wednesday.

Chandra won the frame 42-0 to give his side its second victory in four matches and take it into the semifinals.

With Kings leading 2-1, Dons’ 9-ball pair of Laura Evans and Malkeet beat Alok Kumar and Daria Sirotina to force the fifth rubber, which Chandra closed out.

Bengaluru Buddies’ 3-2 win over Hyderabad Hustlers in the other match ensured that Gujarat Kings remained in the competition.

The results: Delhi Dons bt Gujarat Kings 3-2 [Mixed doubles snooker: Kelly Fisher & Malkeet Singh bt Andrew Pagett & Daria Sirotina 12-0, 30-24; Pool singles: Pushpender Singh lost to Alok Kumar 0-2; ‘Icons’ snooker: Fisher lost to Pagett 1-50, 55-8, 8-17; Mixed doubles pool: Laura Evans & Malkeet bt Alok Kumar & Sirotina; Snooker singles: Manan Chandra bt Sourav Kothari 42-0].

Bengaluru Buddies bt Hyderabad Hustlers 3-2 [Mixed doubles snooker: Darren Morgan & Anastasia Nachaeva lost to Kamal Chawla & Amee Kamani 5-26, 12-23; Icons snooker: Morgan bt Amir Sarkhosh 6-33, 21-1, 26-8; Snooker singles: Laxman Rawat lost to Chawla 1-53; Pool singles:Sundeep Gulati bt Sarkhosh 2-1; Mixed doubles pool: Varun Madan & Anastasia bt Lucky Vatnani & Kamani 2-0].