Advani keeps Indian hopes alive

Advani keeps Indian hopes alive

Advani, who on Monday crashed out in the pre-quarterfinals of the 6-Red Snooker discipline, showed immense maturity and depth in his technique and won both his encounters of the day with elan in the 15-Red Snooker.
Advani, riding high on some gutsy potting and excellent cushion work, defeated HongKon’s Au Chi Wai 4-2 (35-74, 69-38, 72-0, 69-21, 14-76, 67-15) in the first match, and later dashed the title hopes of Brunei’s Husain Mahmood Ali Mahmood with a similar margin to power through the second match.

He defeated Mahmood 4-2 (61-68, 44-63, 73-18, 77-12, 67-29, 63-9).
Another Indian, Delhi boy Manan Chandra, who agonisingly came close to a medal in the 6-Red Snooker discipline but ended up fourth, started his 15-Red Snooker campaign on a rollicking note, defeating Brunei’s Ahmed Ghulam Hasan Muanedi 4-0 (69-29, 79-15, 64-8, 70-44).
In the men singles of 1-Cushion Carom, India’s Vijay Goel failed to provide any challenge to his Japanese opponent Tadashi Machida and lost 35-100.

Meanwhile, Indian cagers got off to a flying start with both the men’s and women’s team winning two matches each respectively here.
Indian men’s team came out with all-round performance to overcome Qatar 34-16 in their campaign opener and then quelled the spirited challenge from Kuwait 34-30 to boost their chances.

Meanwhile, the women hoopsters got the better of Jordon 34-22 before registering a facile 33-13 victory over hosts Vietnam in the three-on-three format.
Hareesh Koroth, Vishesh Bhriguvanshi and Dinesh Venugopal led the charge for Indian men in both the encounters at the 10-day event.
On the other hand, their women counterparts banked on the experience of Geethu Anna Jose, while Anitha Paul Durai, Prashanti Singh and Raspreet Sidhu also chipped in with vital contributions.

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