Snooker - Williams and Bingham lose to local heroes at Indian Open

World number 12 Stuart Bingham was dumped out of the Indian Open by local hope Pankaj Advani.

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Pankaj Advani (Imago)

World number 70 Advani, who beat Ruhr Open winner Mark Allen in the second round, took another huge scalp in the last-16 as he earned a tense win over the world number 12 with a superb 86 in the final frame

Advani had raced into a 3-1 lead despite Bingham firing a 117 in the second frame.

Bingham struck back with breaks of 72 and 119 to force a decider and got a start in the seventh frame as he got to 30 points, but let his opponent in and Advani grabbed his chance brilliantly.

Mark Williams was also shocked by a home hope in round three going down 4-2 to Aditya Mehta.

Williams took the first frame before breaks of 54 and 66 secured Mehta an advantage that Williams immediately cut in a scrappy fourth frame.

However, Mehta, seeded 71st for the tournament, took the next two frames to move into the next round.

Ding Junhui also made it into the quarter-finals with a 4-2 win over John Higgins, while Anthony McGill and Robbie Williams also came through.

Neil Robertson, Michael White and Stephen Maguire also progressed to quarter-final stage.

Indian Open last-16 results:

DING JUNHUI 4 v 2 JOHN HIGGINS

ANTHONY MCGILL 4 v 2 JOE PERRY

MIKE DUNN 0 v 4 ROBBIE WILLIAMS

STUART BINGHAM 3 v 4 PANKAJ ADVANI

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