World Championship 2017: Ding Junhui leads 6-2 against Liang Wenbo
|World Snooker Championship 2017|
|Venue: The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Dates: 15 April – 1 May|
|Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, BBC Red Button, Connected TVs, online and app.|
Ding Junhui was in imperious form as he established a 6-2 advantage in an all-Chinese second-round World Championship match with Liang Wenbo.
Last year’s runner-up Ding opened with a break of 111 and knocked in a 113 to lead 3-1 at the mid-session break.
He rattled in three half-century breaks when the players returned, outscoring his opponent 626 points to 200 and ending with a 93% pot success rate.
Kyren Wilson maintained his lead to go 9-7 ahead against Stuart Bingham.
Both best-of-25 matches resuming on Friday evening.
World number 14 Wilson led the 2015 world champion 5-0, but Bingham battled back to 5-3 by the end of Thursday’s first session.
He continued his momentum by taking Friday’s opening frame with one of four breaks of 50 plus in the session.
Wilson replied with a well-constructed 110 and was able to keep Bingham at bay.
The Kettering man won a captivating final frame, clearing up after laying a brilliant snooker on the final red to ensure he stayed in front.
Ronnie O’Sullivan resumes his second-round match this afternoon, the five-time champion looking to build on a 6-2 lead over world number five Shaun Murphy.
Four-time champion John Higgins begins his last-16 encounter against Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen.