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Gritty Pankaj Advani wards off Siddharth Parikh

Indian cueist Pankaj Advani scored a fine come-from-behind 4-2 win over Siddharth Parikh to keep himself in line for a hat-trick of Asian Billiards titles.

News Arena Network - Riyadh - UPDATED: July 4, 2024, 02:24 AM - 2 mins read

Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani scored a fine come-from-behind 4-2 win over Siddharth Parikh to keep himself in line for a hat-trick of Asian Billiards titles at Riyadh

Gritty Pankaj Advani wards off Siddharth Parikh

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Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani scored a fine come-from-behind 4-2 win over Siddharth Parikh to keep himself in line for a hat-trick of Asian Billiards titles at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

 

The match started with Parikh taking an early lead. Showing precision, he scored 101 points, leaving Advani trailing with 38.

 

The second frame was a nail-biter. Parikh managed to edge out Advani at 100-99. Parikh’s highest break was 65, but the latter almost turned the frame in his favour with an impressive break of 92.

 

Trailing 0-2, Advani bounced back strongly in the third frame with a commanding 101-0 win.

 

His break of 60 was a testament to his strategic prowess and execution.

 

The fourth frame was an intense battle. Parikh scored 95, including a break of 95, but it wasn’t enough to surpass his opponent’s101.

 

Advani, with a break of 93, demonstrated his resilience and ability to perform under pressure, narrowly winning the frame.

 

Advani was dominant in the fifth frame winning it 104-2, including a remarkable break of 87.

 

In the final frame, Parikh put up a valiant effort, scoring 95 with a break of 95.

 

However, Advani’s total of 102, including a break of 77, secured him victory.

 

“It is good to keep the momentum going. Siddharth is a formidable opponent. Given the unpredictable nature of sport, it was a thrilling match.

 

“As the tournament progresses, it is important to keep focus,” said Advani after the match. 

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