World Snooker Championships: Pankaj Advani storms into Round of 16 with win over Brazil's Itaro Santos

Doha: India's top cueist Pankaj Advani stamped his authority yet again as he registered a convincing victory over Brazil's Itaro Santos to storm into the pre-quarterfinals of World Snooker Championships in Doha on Saturday.

 World Snooker Championships: Pankaj Advani storms into Round of 16 with win over Brazils Itaro Santos

File image of India's Pankaj Advani. Reuters

Advani blanked his South American opponent 5-0 in a last-32 match.

After a 4-frame lead, Advani faced the threat of not achieving a whitewash victory as Santos raced to a 48-0 lead in the fifth frame. But Advani rose to the occasion and proved why he is one of the best in the business.

The multiple world title holder ensured his opponent never got another chance, clearing the frame with a clinical 85 break, wrapping up the match in style.

Advani will next face Pakistan's Asjad Iqbal in the round of 16.

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Updated Date: Nov 26, 2017 12:30:33 IST