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The four-times world champion trailed 3-2, but somehow managed to hit back to edge the sixth frame on the closing pink.
China Championship
Selby cleans up to win final frame thriller and punish crucial Higgins error
30/09/2018 AT 16:45
A run of 79 saw him move 4-3 clear before he eked out the victory in the eighth frame with Trump - who made a highest break of only 55 in the fourth frame - setting the match up for his opponent after missing a pink and developing the black from a side cushion.

Higgins holds nerve with brilliant brown

The Scotsman knocked in pink and black before breathing a huge sigh of relief as he set up a meeting with world number 58 Lyu Haotian in the last four on Saturday.
Lyu enjoyed runs of 102, 57, 124 and 58 in a 5-1 success against Martin O'Donnell, who avoided the whitewash with a knock of 93 in the fourth frame.

Higgins completes victory over Trump

Later, knocks of 86, 64 and 70 saw Mark Selby win the final three frames as he dispatched Yuan Sijun 5-2, while Zhao Xintong held his nerve in a final-frame decider to defeat Barry Hawkins 5-4.

CHINA CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINALS

  • Martin O'Donnell 1-5 Lyu Haotian
  • Judd Trump 3-5 John Higgins
  • Mark Selby 5-2 Yuan Sijun
  • Barry Hawkins 4-5 Zhao Xintong

CHINA CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALS

  • Lyu Haotian v John Higgins
  • Mark Selby v Zhao Xintong
China Championship
Huge tension as crucial frame 17 goes down to nailbiting final black
30/09/2018 AT 15:38
China Championship
Higgins holds slender advantage over Selby in China Championship final
30/09/2018 AT 11:45