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Advani crashes out of World Snooker C'ship

Indian hopes in the World Snooker championship received a big jolt with reigning national champion Pankaj Advani going down against Cyprus' Anthony Brabin in the second round of the men's event in Hyderabad on Sunday.

other Updated: Nov 22, 2009 19:31 IST

Indian hopes in the World Snooker championship received a big jolt with reigning national champion Pankaj Advani going down against Cyprus' Anthony Brabin in the second round of the men's event in Hyderabad on Sunday.

Advani fought hard against 30-year-old Brabin in the round of 32 before losing 59-77, 45-70, 11-71, 73-44, 55-65, 62-02, 65-30, 23-67 in the knock-out stage in Hyderabad.

The 24-year-old Bangalore boy was put him under immense pressure from the start by his rival but Advani made an excellent comeback after trailing 1-4 frames to make it 3-4, thanks to some long distance potting.

Among others in fray, Yasin Merchant kept the tri-colour fluttering and advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the men's event after defeating compatriot Alok Kumar (5-1) 76-37, 37-54, 61-11, 53-01, 76-09, 88-00 at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre.