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CCI India Open Snooker:Sachdev defeats Rafat Habib of Railways

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39   //    15 Feb 2018, 17:37 IST

Mumbai, Feb 14 (PTI) Rahul Sachdev of Cue Schooling fought back to down seasoned opponent Rafat Habib of Railways 4-2 in the Rs 12.25 lakh prize-money CCI All India Open Snooker Championship today.

The left-handed Sachdev constructed substantial breaks in succession as he went on to win four frames on the trot after losing the first two frames and clinch a well-deserved win to progress to the main draw.

Sachdev will take on veteran Alok Kumar of PSPB in the first round.

Habib, with efforts of 56 and 67, took the first two frames before Sachdev struck a purple patch.

He rolled in breaks of 79, 65, 52 and 62 to post a 6-101(56), 1-83(67), 79(79)-8, 65(65)-62(43), 96(52)-5, and 63(62)-25 victory.

Trailing 1-3, local cueist Manav Panchal (Malabar Hill Club) defeated Venkatesh (Rlys) 4-3 (46-84, 56-7, 50-63, 55-66, 64-62, 66-21, 78-9)

Brijesh Damani (PSPB) outclassed Anuj Uppal (Del) 4-0 (67-5, 74-46, 70-47, 72-65)

Results (4th qualifying round): Rahul Sachdev (Cue Schooling) bt Rafat Habib (Rlys) 4-2 (6-101(56), 1-83(67), 79(79)-8, 65(65)-62(43), 96(52)-5, 63(62)-25); Manav Panchal (Malabar Hill Club, Mumbai) bt Venkatesh (Rlys) 4-3 (46-84, 56-7, 50-63, 55-66, 64-62, 66-21, 78-9); Taaha Khan (Pune) bt Mukund Bharadia (CCI, Mumbai) 4-3 (37-10, 16-89(53), 42-49, 2-92(82), 65-43, 72-43, 73-31); R Girish (Rlys) bt Bharat Sissodia (MP) 4-1 (65(56)-60(60), 42-65, 64-50, 58-48, 58-44); Arvind Kumar (Rlys) bt Niraj Vasava (Surat) 4-0 (83(36)-14, 71-19, 60-47, 62-45); Nitesh Madan (Rlys) bt Johnson (Guj) 4-1 (32-73, 71-67(53), 79(50)-47, 63-2, 62-45); Rajat Khaneja (Chd) bt Nabil Lakdawala (TLGN) 4-1 (65-53, 41-63, 65-8, 77(77)-0, 72-24); Sundeep Gulati (PSPB) bt Abhijeet Ranade 4-2 (52-56, 65(57)-9, 42-76, 50-41, 107(95)-13, 68-4);

Abhimanyu Gandhi (Otters Club, Mumbai) bt Kanish Jhanjharia 4-1 (76-16, 68-42, 45-52, 62-23, 64-19); Ishpreet Singh Chadha (Khar Gymkhana, Mumbai) bt Ketan Chawla (MP) 4-3 (60-22, 24-63, 46-57, 83-35, 15-60, 68-17, 65(61)-16); Brijesh Damani (PSPB) bt Anuj Uppal (Del) 4-0 (67-5, 74-46, 70-47, 72-65); Sidhraj Shah (CCI, Mumbai) bt Anand Raghuvanshi (Hindu Gymkhana, Mumbai) 4-2 (67-33, 76-86, 15-74, 59-10, 73-48, 65-31)

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