PUNE: Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani on Tuesday claimed but any other Senior Nationwide Billiards Championship identify with a 5-2 win over Sourav Kothari in a pulsating ultimate.

After dropping the primary body within the best-of-9 150-up tie, Advani bounced again with breaks of 95 and 151 to head 2-1 up.

The fourth body was once snatched by means of Sourav with assistance from a 135 destroy to degree the event 2-all because the avid gamers went right into a mid-match period.

On go back, Advani raised his sport to the following degree, profitable the following 3 frames with breaks of 135, 94 and 109 to clinch the Nationwide billiards identify.

That is Advani’s 33rd Nationwide identify in general and 10th within the senior class.

Previous within the semifinal, Pankaj blanked Gujarat’s Dhvaj Haria 5-Zero with a ideally suited efficiency. The event integrated 4 150 breaks and an 81.

“I am happy to win this identify in spite of an progressed usual in our nation’s degree of the 3-ball sport,” Advani mentioned.

“I would love to commit this identify to Jyotsna Savur, the spouse of my trainer Arvind Savur, who kicked the bucket just lately. She was once like a mom to me and I pray her soul rests in peace. This one is for you Aunty Jyotsna!”

The 23-time international champion will start his Nationwide snooker marketing campaign again on the similar venue, as soon as the qualifying rounds are over.

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Pankaj Advani defeated Sourav Kothari 5-2

13-150(131*), 152(95,57)-12, 151(151)-00, 62(62)-150(142), 150(135)-45, 150(94)-48, 150(109)-02.



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