BENGALURU, Nov 28 (PTI): China�s 14-year-old Yan Bingtao today scripted a sensational upset as he sent 12-time world title holder Pankaj Advani packing with a 6-4 victory in the quarterfinals of the Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championship, here today.
On the day at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Advani, who has had a good run in the tournament till date, could not concentrate on his game and did not play big points as the Chinese schoolboy.
Pankaj started his quarterfinal tie in a disappointing way, losing the first frame 38-63 and the next 47-75. Pankaj had 44 break points but Bingtao�s 57 helped the Chinese to clinch the second frame.
There was something to cheer for the Indian fans when Pankaj convincingly pocketed next three frames 107-0, 68-10 and 60-16, thus taking 3-2 lead.
Just when the star Indian cueist needed another frame in the grabs to get a firm hold, he lost the plot and conceded the sixth frame quite easily to Bingtao 4-83 as the Chinese exhibited incredible temperament on the green baize to level the proceedings at 3-3 each. Advani then prevailed over the Chinese in the seventh frame by beating him with 89-24 margin with 79 break points, taking a crucial 4-3 lead.
The Indian however could not capitalise on the lead and lost next three frames 40-67, 26-71 and 40-59, thus conceding the rubber to Bingtao.