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Laxman in Kolkata Open Snooker semis 

Kolkata, Jan 7 (IANS) Railways player Laxman Rawat confirmed his berth for the semi-final bout of the Kolkata Open 2018 International Invitation Snooker Championship being played here at Hindusthan Club on Sunday.

On Sunday, Laxman Rawat, in the quarter-final match, knocked out another Railways player Faisal Khan 4-3.

The three-and-half-hour-long quarter final match between both of them saw many ups-and-down.

Laxman was down by two frames when he started with damage control in third frame by sending excellent contribution of 82 points break. After that he stood strongly against Faisal and won next two frames to take 3-2 lead.

However, he missed the fifth frame because of miscalculated shot on yellow but in the decider, he managed to take first lead of nearly 39 points to be in the conform zone.

In do-or-die situation, Faisal tried his last attempt to succeed but after clearing till blue ball, he miscued for pink. That was the last chance for Laxman in which he succeeded.

The other three quarter finals were on progress while sending this report.

Earlier in the day, in Last-12 stage, all four matches ended with similar score-line.

Faisal Khan defeated ONGC’s Alok Kumar 4-1, West Bengal State champion Manish Jain knocked out Yasin Merchant 4-1 and Lucky Vatnani write-off Delhi challenge from Sundeep Gulati 4-1.

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