Glasgow: India B, comprising Rupesh Shah, Pankaj Advani, Devendra Joshi and Ashok Shandilya won the inaugural World Billiards team championship here Thursday, defeating India A 5-4 in the final.

In a close match, Advani, the multiple World billiards champion, remained unbeaten in all his three matches while Shandilya and Shah claimed one outing apiece to help India B bag the gold.

Pankaj Advani
Pankaj Advani. Pic/ Agencies

Earlier, in the semifinals, India B swept past Ireland 6-0 while India A, consisting of Balachandra Bhaskar, Alok Kumar, Sourav Kothari and Dhruv Sitwala, overcame England 5-1.