Indian player and 23 time World champion Pankaj Advani has defeated his compatriot Ishpreet Singh Chadha to reach the medals round of the Qatar 6Reds World Cup 2021. He will now take on Amir Sarkhosh of Iran, who knocked out Cheung Ka Wai of Hong Kong 6-3.
Initially, Pankaj obtained three frames lead with a well-compiled break of 54. However, Ishpreet managed to secure one frame but Pankaj was completely focused and responded with the next two frames win with a break of 38 points.
Ishpreet tried another recovery with a break of 70 points clearance but couldn’t save the match since Pankaj sealed the eighth frame with a score of 32-19 and the match 6-2.
The Iranian player Amir Sarkhosh started well against Cheung Ka Wai and obtained a 2-0 lead with 60 points break in the second frame. But Cheung returned to the game with breaks of 37 & 42 and brought the match to the level again.
Amir Sarkhosh of Iran
Amir replied for all the efforts of Cheung with a return break of 69 points and won the next frame too to maintain the lead of 4-2.
Although Cheung won the next frame Amir once again returned with 40 points break in the eighth frame and continued his winning streak in the next frame too to win the match 6-3.