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Akash to meet Soubhagya in Open snooker final
Sportslogon Team July 29th 2017

Bhubaneswar : Akash Mahaptra will luck horns with Soubhagya Behera in the final of the 1st All Odisha 6-Red Balls Snooker Championship at Vintage Club on Sunday.

In the first semifinal of best of 11 Frames on Saturday, Nishant Biswal played outstandingly to take an initial lead of 3-0, but Soubhagya bounced back to level it 3-3. Nishant fights back to make it 4-3 but Soubhagya again levels it and a frame more to make it 5-4. Nishant once again shoots and made it to 5-5.

But this time in the 11th decider frame Nishant couldn't stop the youngster cueist Soubhagya who played with tight nerves and fixed spot in his career's maiden final in an open tournament.

Similarly in the second semifinal, Akash started very well to take a beginning lead of 2-0, 3-1 and continued till 4-1. Than Rakesh fight back to narrow the gap and came closer by making it 2-4 and 3-4. Once again Akash made it 5-3.

Experienced Rakesh played some excellent snooker and leveled it 5-5. But, in the 11th and final frame Akash too played as a champion to book his place in his career's maiden final in an open tournament. .
This news was added and updated on : July 29th 2017
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