SPORT

Manan Chandra does it for Delhi Dons

Manan Chandra blanked Sourav Kothari in the single-frame snooker decider to clinch Delhi Dons’ 3-2 win over Gujarat Kings in a round-robin match of the Cue Slam Indian Cue Masters League at the Rajpath Club on Wednesday.

Chandra won the frame 42-0 to give his side its second victory in four matches and take it into the semifinals.

With Kings leading 2-1, Dons’ 9-ball pair of Laura Evans and Malkeet beat Alok Kumar and Daria Sirotina to force the fifth rubber, which Chandra closed out.

Bengaluru Buddies’ 3-2 win over Hyderabad Hustlers in the other match ensured that Gujarat Kings remained in the competition.

The results: Delhi Dons bt Gujarat Kings 3-2 [ Mixed doubles snooker: Kelly Fisher & Malkeet Singh bt Andrew Pagett & Daria Sirotina 12-0, 30-24; Pool singles: Pushpender Singh lost to Alok Kumar 0-2; ‘Icons’ snooker: Fisher lost to Pagett 1-50, 55-8, 8-17; Mixed doubles pool: Laura Evans & Malkeet bt Alok Kumar & Sirotina; Snooker singles: Manan Chandra bt Sourav Kothari 42-0] .

Bengaluru Buddies bt Hyderabad Hustlers 3-2 [ Mixed doubles snooker: Darren Morgan & Anastasia Nachaeva lost to Kamal Chawla & Amee Kamani 5-26, 12-23; Icons snooker: Morgan bt Amir Sarkhosh 6-33, 21-1, 26-8; Snooker singles: Laxman Rawat lost to Chawla 1-53; Pool singles: Sundeep Gulati bt Sarkhosh 2-1; Mixed doubles pool: Varun Madan & Anastasia bt Lucky Vatnani & Kamani 2-0] .

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