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Pankaj Advani stars in 9-0 thrashing of US

Pankaj Advani came back with vengeance as India 'A' got back to winning ways with a 9-0 thrashing of USA 'B' in the IBSF World Snooker Team Championship at San Jose.

india Updated: Aug 25, 2006 11:33 IST

Pankaj Advani came back with vengeance as India 'A' got back to winning ways with a 9-0 thrashing of USA 'B' in the IBSF World Snooker Team Championship at San Jose.

After their humiliating defeat against England which ended their title aspirations, the team are now looking to secure second spot and they refused to concede a single frame to the Americans yesterday.

Advani was in blazing form, shooting breaks of 101 and 95 in his first and third frames respectively en route to defeating Kai C Wong 102-44 55-36 108-24.

Yasin Merchant was also in top gear as he thrashed Sunny Ng 123-20 74-8 83-15.

National champion Manan Chandra had earlier notched a 62-5 53-6 69-0 victory against Tom Kollins, with by a break of 55.

India 'A' will now play Sweden in their last league match.

Meanwhile, England strengthened their title claims with a 6-3 win over Hong Kong with David Lilley winning all his three frames, which included a break of 65.

Sweden enhanced their chances of making it to the last eight after defeating Isle Of Man 8-1 in their Group A encounter. More