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Pankaj Advani wins bronze at World Snooker Championship

AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu SARKAR

India's Pankaj Advani lost 2-7 against Wales' Andrew Pagett to settle for a bronze in the semifinal of the IBSF World Snooker Championship in Doha on Monday.

Pagett reached the final after notching up a 14-74, 8-71, 0-87, 78-64, 0-81, 70-37, 7-80, 37-68, 19-74 win. After a hard-fought quarterfinal against Thailand's Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon where he won 6-5, defending champion Advani returned to the table for the semifinal without much of a break.

Advani now heads back to Bangalore to switch to the 3-ball game in preparation for the World Billiards Championship that commences from December 5. He is the only player in the world to compete at the world championship level in billiards as well as snooker, and has been successful in all formats of both the sports.