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Pankaj Advani wins Qatar 6Reds Snooker World Cup

Pankaj Advani defeated Pakistan's Babar Masih 7-5 in the final.

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Pankaj Advani receiving tophy of  6Reds Snooker World Cup (Source: IBSF/Twitter)


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 21 Sep 2021 5:43 PM GMT

Just days after defending his Asian Snooker Championships title, the ace cueist Pankaj Advani has won the 6Reds Snooker World Cup in Doha, Qatar. He defeated Pakistan's Babar Masih 7-5 in the final.

The final started on an even note, with both Pankaj and Babar winning one frame each. The Indian however soon upped his game with some brilliant potting as he raced to a 6-2 lead.

Just when it looked like Babar Masih had surrendered tamely in the final, he hit back. The Pakistani won three frames consecutively to reduce the deficit to 5-6 and give Pankaj Advani a scare.

However, the 23-time World Champion is not someone who crumbles under pressure. Pankaj Advani kept his cool, grabbed his chances to pocket the penultimate frame 53-5, and clinch the Qatar 6Reds Snooker World Cup title.

The 36-year-old had earlier defeated Iran's Amir Sarkosh 6-3 in the semifinal, and fellow Indian Ishpreet Singh Chadha 6-2 in the quarters.

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