Chinese player Gao Yang shocked 21-time world champion Pankaj Advani by defeating him 4- 2 in the last league match of Asian Snooker 2019 here in Doha.
Although both of them have qualified for the knockout stage, the match was mainly for obtaining group topper position and better seeding for the knockouts.
Pankaj started in better way and won first frame 60-09 but in next Gao placed century break of 101 point to level the match. He also won next frame too before Advani made it 2-2 by winning fourth frame.
Fifth frame was crucial as both the players fought really hard. They spent nearly 15 minutes only on safe shot for last blue and pink but finally a loose shot from Advani allowed Gao to secure the frame (68-55)
In Sixth frame, Advani started well with a hope to make a strong comeback but after scoring 21 points, gave a chance to Gao, which costed him match as Gao placed well-crated break of 79 to secure the frame and match as well.