Advani scripts history by clinching Asian 6-Red Snooker title

Abu Dhabi : India's ace cueist Pankaj Advani has scripted history after clinching the Asian 6-Red Snooker title by defeating top seeded Malaysian player Keen Hoh Moh 7-5 here. With this win last night, Advani has become the first in the world to hold both world and continental titles in 6-red snooker at the same time. Earlier, the 30-year-old outplayed Aditya Mehta 6-1 in the semi-final to book his spot for the finals. Later, Advani clearly walked to the table with the utmost poise winning the first frame 39-4. However, his Malaysian counterpart won the second frame 6-51 but, Advani made a comeback in the third frame and won it 40-14 before losing the fourth frame, 37-0. In the fifth and sixth frame, Advani didn't gave the Malaysian any chance and cleared the table 41-7 and 44-8 respectively. Advani led the match 4-2 at the end of six frames, and in the seventh frame, Keen Hoh Moh fought back by winning it 38-21 however, lost the eighth frame 24-45 with Advani securing a 45 break.

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