Eight-Time world champion Pankaj Advani sizzled with the big breaks as he rolled into the billiards knock out pre-quarter-finals, in the CCI Classic Billiards & Snooker Tournament yesterday.

Advani won back-to-back matches against Siddharth Parikh of Railways and Maharashtra state selection junior champion Jaiveer Dhingra to top Group A.

Advani hit two century breaks against Parikh, who hit a 152 in reply, and missed another couple by two points each, besides firing a delightful 225 against Dhingra.