Neeraj stuns Yasin 4-3

South Eastern Railway's Neeraj Kumar caught the public's eye when he came from behind to win 4-3 against two-time Asian Champion Yasin Merchant at the RKG-Khar Gymkhana Snooker Masters 2013.

Written by Express News Service | Published:May 14, 2013 2:39 am

South Eastern Railway’s Neeraj Kumar caught the public’s eye when he came from behind to win 4-3 against two-time Asian Champion Yasin Merchant at the RKG-Khar Gymkhana Snooker Masters 2013. Merchant raced into a 1-3 lead after losing out on the first frame,and was on the verge of winning the match in the fifth frame,only to fail to pocket the black,and leaving the door open for Kumar to stage his comeback.

In other matches,high profile players like Stephen Lee,Pankaj Advani,Aditya Mehta and Manan Chandra lived up to their reputations by winning their games.

Results

Group A: Stephen Lee (UK) bt Aayush Kumar (Pun) 71(38)-9,5-75(75),87(53)-5,80-21,78(40)-1; Kamal Chawla (MP) bt Aayush Kumar 90(55)-22,91(64)-10,12-68(53),59-74,75-30,65-18; Stephen Lee bt Dharminder Lily (Pun) 82(70)-24,88(72)-29,80(60)-34,70(65)-17; Aayush Kumar bt Harish Pahuja (Khar Gym) 70-29,65-57,63-42,54-38. B: Manan Chandra (PSPB) bt Himanshu Jain (Hyd) 26-70,89-16,36-63,71-25,77-47,68-36; Neeraj Kumar (S.E. Rly) bt Yasin Merchant (Khar Gym) 56-10,6-78,55-63,40-58,50-46,67-16,67-6; Himanshu Jain bt Balaji Reddy (TN) 62-51,48-62,66-43,69-49,63-53; Manan Chandra bt Neeraj Kumar 27-65,66-34,67-11,47-91(47),58-27,73(59)-16. C: Aditya Mehta (Indian Oil) bt Vijay Nichani (TN) 82(66)-11,67-53,36-67(48),73(37,34)-17,94(80)-0; Aditya Mehta bt Siddharth Parekh (Rlys) 100-12,20-71,70(47)-36,74(55)-13,61(34)-48; Nigel Bond (UK) bt Vijay Nichani 66(44)-12,75(36,35)-18,73(50)-1,71(59)-9; Aditya Mehta bt Sourav Kothari (ONGC) 67-33,96(71)-24,66-27,72(46)-6. D: Pankaj Advani (PSPB) bt Shoaib Khan 66(54)-53,100(31)-0,74(74)-8,54-19; Mohd. Al Joker (UAE) bt Shoaib Khan 68-49,67(67)-59(44),47-54,62-21,23-57,72(65)-1; Pankaj Advani bt Faisal Khan (Rlys) 67(67)-26,4-73(70),67-55,82-8,57-50; Sandeep Gulati (Delhi) bt Shoaib Khan (WB) 79(54)-23,76(64)-17,64-26,69(46)-25.

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