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Pankaj Advani wins 14th World Billiards Title of Career

Pankaj-AdvaniAdelaide, Sep 27: Indian ace Pankaj Advani outplayed Peter Gilchrist of Singapore to win the World Billiards Championship here on Sunday. This was Advani’s 14th world title.

Advani left the spectators spellbound with his prolific display as he downed his opponent by 1168 points after the match ended after the maximum allotted time of 300 minutes.

Sunday victory also came as sweet revenge for Advani as he had lost the final of the point format championship to Gilchrist last week.

Advani started the match on the front foot by smashing a break of 127 in his opening shot and took the game beyond his opponent in the next two shots by scoring two triple century breaks of 360 and 301.

Advani then posted breaks of 284, 119, 101 and 106 to extend his lead to 1100 points at the halfway mark.

Gilchrist tried to stage a fightback in the second half, but it was enough to trouble the in-form Advani. (IANS)

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