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Wilson knocks out 2015 champion Bingham, Liang fights back against Ding

Wilson knocks out 2015 champion Bingham, Liang fights back against Ding

21/04/2017 at 12:59Updated 21/04/2017 at 22:33

Kyren Wilson knocked out 2015 World Champion Stuart Bingham at the Crucible on Friday evening.

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Wilson led 9-7 going into the final session and the pair exchanged the opening frames to take it to 11-9 in Wilson's favour.

Bingham built the highest break of the tournament with a 137 but it wasn't enough to stop Wilson moving 12-9 ahead.

The 2015 champion looked to be on course for the first 147 at the Crucible in five years but he missed whilst on a break of 80.

In the 23rd frame Wilson finally got over the line to become the first quarter-finalist.

On the other table Liang Wenbo battled back against compatriot Ding Junhui to trail 9-7 after the second session.

Ding struggled for fluency early on as Liang started to make inroads into his lead, including a remarkable 130 break.

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Eventually Ding found his rhythm and notched breaks of 91 and 94.

However Liang took the final frame of the session, entertaining the crowd until the end.

EVENING SESSION

Stuart Bingham (Eng) 10-13 Kyren Wilson (Eng) - Second Round

42-66, 11-89 (71), 38-62, 55-42, 6-70 (70), 76-39 (52), 92-0 (56), 53-18, 65-11 (64), 0-110 (110), 88-0 (84), 58-59, 70-9 (57), 30-61, 86-24, 62-65 (Bingham 56), 1-63 (63), 137-0 (137), 59-26, 1-68 (59), 0-88 (88), 80-0 (80)

Centuries: Two.

Ding Junhui (Chn) 9-7 Liang Wenbo (Chn) - Second Round

133-0 (111), 67-57 (Wenbo 57), 16-68 (62), 113-0 (113), 99-1 (53), 36-62, 92-0 (62), 70-12 (70), 84-0 (84), 5-83 (75), 95-29 (91), 0-130 (130), 69-51(Wenbo 51), 0-79 (79), 94-0 (94), 31-75

Centuries: Three.

AFTERNOON SESSION

Ronnie O'Sullivan will take an overnight lead of 10-6 into Saturday's final session against Shaun Murphy.

Trailing 6-2 overnight Murphy took the opening frame with a break of 70 but had to sit and watch as 'The Rocket' landed three in a row including breaks of 63 and 75.

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Then it was Murphy's turn to fight back as 'The Magician' record his own series of three frames which included his match high break of 87.

In a tense final frame of the session O'Sullivan eventually won out to take the 10-6 lead into Saturday.

On the other table Mark Allen was in blistering form in the opening session of his match against John Higgins.

'The Pistol' record three centuries and Higgins didn't even pot in the first two frames.

The four-time winner managed to secure the last frame of the session to ensure that he only trailed by two.

Shaun Murphy (Eng) 6-10 Ronnie O'Sullivan (Eng)

1-110 (91), 130-0 (84), 5-75 (75), 7-128 (128), 21-77 (76), 16-84, 64-63, 0-78 (74), 91-0 (70), 0-80 (63), 0-79 (75), 44-89, 96-1 (84), 80-8 (73), 88-5 (87)

Centuries: One.

John Higgins (Sco) 3-5 Mark Allen (NI)

0-135 (71, 65), 0-100 (100), 68-14, 90-42 (70), 24-106 (102), 0-129 (129), 0-82 (82), 72-40 (54)

Centuries: Three.

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