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Pankaj Advani books his spot in 2024 Asian Billiards Championship final

Pankaj's performance was excellent throughout the tournament. With consecutive breaks of 100 and a dominant presence at the table, he confirmed his status as a top-tier billiards player and secured his place in the final.

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Pankaj Advani books his spot in 2024 Asian Billiards Championship final

Pankaj Advani cruises to final of the Asian Billiards Championship. Image- News18

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India's top cueist Pankaj Advani has entered the final of the Asian Billiards Championship 2024 by defeating compatriot Shrikrishna Suryanarayanan 5-0 in the quarterfinals and Sourav Kothari 5-0 in the semi-finals.

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Pankaj made phenomenal breaks to keep Shrikrishna away

In the quarterfinal match against Suryanarayanan, Pankaj Advani displayed his exceptional skills. His dominance was evident as he consistently defeated his opponent with accuracy and finesse.

The opening frame set the tone, with Pankaj scoring 100 while Shrikrishna put up a tough challenge and achieved a break of 78. However, Pankaj's superior break-building ability gave him the lead, and won the first frame. His skill became more evident in the second frame, where he scored 100 more points compared to Shrikrishna's 26.

In the third frame, Pankaj Advani maintained his excellent form with a break of 102. Shrikrishna managed to score only 32. He then made phenomenal breaks to keep Shrikrishna away with his efficient scoring. Pankaj finished the match with another break of 101, while Shrikrishna scored 2 points.

Pankaj continued his over Sourav

In the semi-final match against Sourav, Pankaj Advani dominated his opponent for five consecutive frames in a remarkable match. His mastery of the table was evident as he scored 100 in every frame. At the start of the match, Pankaj quickly gained control and scored 100 points, while Sourav, despite his best efforts, managed to score 29 points but was unable to match Pankaj's fast play.

In the second frame, Pankaj continued his momentum and scored another 100. Sourav improved his performance slightly and scored 33. Pankaj's skill was on full display in the next three frames as he scored 101, 100, and 100 compared to Sourav's 38, 21, and 0.

Pankaj's performance was excellent throughout the tournament. With consecutive breaks of 100 and a dominant presence at the table, he confirmed his status as a top-tier billiards player and secured his place in the final.