Pankaj Advani defeated Mike Russell 5-2 to secure his place in the IBSF World Billiards Championship.
Pankaj Advani. (Photos Getty)
Mandalay: India's Pankaj Advani beat England's Mike Russell 5-2 to secure his place in the IBSF World Cup final.
In trying headlines, the world-renowned superstar Russell was not enough to stop the golden boy of India. Brit gave him a similar performance last year when he finished bronze after defeating Naymarway in the second round of the semifinal. Thway Oo, born in his first world title, has once again led to the finals this year after beating Indian Sourav Kothari 5-3 in his last four matches.
Advani, who is competing for his 22nd world title, will take place at Thway Oo the same year at the end of last year.
In the semi-finals, the Indian scored three centuries or so behind, but managed to convert just two as Russell took advantage of Advani's error of 142 and made 150.
The match was simultaneously held in two sets and could not be reached by either side, but Advani appeared to be in the process as he broke 63 and 123 in his last three games to win a 5 -2.
When asked about his fitness, Advani said, "I'm really excited to be in the finals again after a year. Mike has played well, so I know I have to bring a lot of strength to getting myself a defender." let me win.This feels deja vu playing And again, that's also the finals and Myanmar for two years in a row. Let's hope the result is the same!
In the other half, Thway Oo took a 3-1 lead before Kothari made a late comeback to equalize in the 3-3 series. However, the Myanmar star had other plans. He unveiled the final two sets by firing 150 unfinished runs followed by 130 rests and finishing in his final place.
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