MUMBAI, Aug 18 (PTI): Sourav Kothari of ONGC and Siddharth Parikh of Railways produced impressive performances on Saturday as they blew away their respective semi-final opponents to storm into the final of the Rs 3.8 lakh prize-money CCI Billiards Classic 2018.
The tournament has been organised by the Cricket Club of India (CCI) here.
In a 150-minute semi-final encounter, the Kolkata- based Kothari, a former Asian Billiards champion, showed good break-building abilities and started with a bang amassing a 211 break, his third double century effort in the competition, to brush aside the lukewarm challenge from seasoned pro and compatriot Alok Kumar, marching to a 652-231 victory.
Besides the mammoth break, Kothari had a century run of 130 and two breaks of 74 and 63 wrap up the match.
Alok Kumar, who was unable to offer much of a fight, could only manage a half century break of 52.
The lanky Parikh potted consistently and constructed two century breaks — 115 and 198 and over half a dozen half centuries as he waltzed to a 991-424 victory without much ado.
Earlier, Dhvaj Haria of IOC who had made a magnificent 288 break in the round of 16, could not continue with the same form and suffered a defeat at the hands of ONGCs Alok Kumarin a quarter-final match.