Yangon, Nov 15 (PTI) India’s ace cueist Pankaj Advani on Thursday won his third straight IBSF billiards crown in the 150-up format, taking his overall tally of world titles to a staggering 20.The 33-year-old from Bengaluru overcame Nay Thway Oo of Myanmar in a high-quality final. After bossing the ‘150-up’ format, Advani will now compete in the longer version, ‘Up’ format, commences immediately.It was also a proud moment for Myanmar which saw its own player in the title round for the first time. Nay Thway Oo did well to oust multiple world champion Mike Russell in the semifinal with a convincing 5-2 victory. With home support and overall advantage the one thing that was evidently lacking was the experience of competing in a World Championship final as Oo was denied much opportunity to reproduce the magic of his previous match. Up against the man to beat in the world of billiards, Oo wasn’t given much breathing space as Advani was clearly on a mission to retain his title. And he did so with absolute supremacy. His flow and fluency left even the local crowd in awe of his prowess as they saw the visitor steal the dream from its national hero.Advani started off the final with a century break of 108. But since he wasn’t able to settle down at the top of the table, the high-scoring zone, he couldn’t reach the 150-mark of the frame, allowing his opponent on to the table. Oo, however, did not capitalise and the Indian drew first blood. But the Myanmar cueist was determined to put up a fight and made the score 1-1 with the help of a 147 break.advertisementThe Indian pulled one back to maintaining the lead with breaks of 91 and 54 to go 2-1 up. However, Oo was not going to relent and added another century to make the score two apiece. But it was from there that Advani went into overdrive and never looked back. The next four frames in the race-to-6 encounter saw Advani play with sheer dominance as he compiled four back-to-back centuries of 141, 129, 145 and 151 to stamp his authority on the contest. “This win is extremely special for me. It’s a perfect 20 and I’m glad that I’m still hungry for more. It’s pleasing to be able to play at a quality level over the years and looking to take this tally beyond a score’,” said the champion.As Advani played the winning shot, the sporting Myanmar cueist clapped, smiled and rose from his chair to congratulate his worthy opponent.While this is yet another world title for the maestro, this win also marks a hat-trick of wins in the shorter format. Advani had won in his hometown Bengaluru in 2016 before doing the same in Doha last year.Earlier in the tournament, Pankaj qualified top of his group without dropping a frame. In the entire tournament it is to be noted that another record was created when he dropped a total of only three frames – one in the quarterfinal against Dhvaj and two in the final.Scores (Knockout) Final: Pankaj Advani beat Nay Thway Oo 6-2150(108)-21, 0-151(147), 151(91,54)-0, 4-151(103), 151(141)-11, 150(129)-81(77), 151(145)-109(52,57), 151(151)-0Semifinal: Pankaj Advani defeated David Causier 5-0150(97)-73, 152(139)-17, 152(83,69)-8, 151(151)-4, 157(74,51)-86(83). PTI APA BSBS
Bangladesh will play their first World Cup game against South Africa. Mushfiqur Rahim believes that Morataza is playing its last World Cup. Bangladesh made it to the semi-finals in 2017 Champions Trophy. New Delhi: Bangladeshi wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim believes that his team has the ability to go all the way in the upcoming ICC World Cup and eventually get their hands on the coveted trophy. The 31-year-old cricketer, who recovered from an injury recently and is set to play in his fourth World Cup, also believes that the format of the tournament in which all teams will play against each other will be challenging. He though also conceded that the change will suit Bangladesh.Ten teams will be locking horns against each other before the top four progress to the semi-finals. Bangladesh, who will kick off their WC campaign against South Africa at the Oval on June 2, have established themselves as a competitive side in the limited-over versions and fallen short of winning trophies narrowly on quite a few occasions. In the 2015 WC played in Australia and New Zealand, Bangladesh produced their best result of the tournament, going all the way to the quarter-finals where they lost to India. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Interestingly, Bangaladesh while playing on the English surface during ICC Champions Trophy 2017 made their way through to the semi-finals before getting knocked out by 2013 Champions – India.Speaking about the Bangladesh squad for the WC, Rahim said it was one of the best that the country has had in recent times. “Having most experienced players in the team, this is the strongest World Cup team that Bangladesh have ever had. We lost many finals in the recent past. Maybe, a big achievement is waiting for us in the future,” icc-cricket.com quoted the cricketer who has over 10,000 runs in international cricket as saying.When asked whether Bangladesh can go all the way to win the tournament, Rahim said: “it’s tough, but possible”.“I personally believe that we have the ability to reach the knockout stages, and anything can happen if we can reach that point.” highlights
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