Pankaj Advani Advances To Quarters Of World Snooker
A file photo of India's snooker player Pankaj Advani. (Getty Images)
Fifteen-time world champion Pankaj Advani advanced to the quarterfinals of the IBSF World Snooker Championshion.
Defending his 2015 title, Advani stayed on course with identical victories in the last-32 and pre-quarterfinal matches. The ace cueist overcame Pakistan's Babar Masih and then Keen Hoo Moh of Malaysia with 5-3 scorelines. The last-16 tie against the Malaysian included stunning 126 break by Advani.
Advani is the sole men's player remaining from India and will have to get the better of Thailand's Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon to secure a medal at the Worlds.
The quarterfinal will take place later on Monday.
Results: Last 32: Pankaj Advani (India) defeated Babar Masih (Pakistan) 5-3 68-22, 51-72, 67(54)-74, 95-19, 7-113(68), 83-1, 75(61)-17, 84-19
Pre-quarterfinal: Pankaj Advani beat Keen Hoo Moh (Malaysia) 5-3 13-63, 100(68)-20, 133(126)-7, 34-72, 44-76,
83-20, 49-45, 70-43.