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Barrry Hawkins v Lyu Haotian: Hawkins extends amazing World Championship quarter
- Hawkins resumed on Saturday morning with a 9-7 lead but that was quickly eradicated when back-to-back breaks of 91 and 100 saw Lyu draw level.
- The Hawk steadied himself with a score of 65-29 in the 19th frame to go 10-9 up, and looked set to add another with a break of 55 in the next frame.
- But the world number six’s class shone through as he accelerated away with breaks of 54, 132 and 76 giving him the next three frames and the win.
- There was danger the match could been more or less finished in the second session with six more frames to be played, but 20-year-old Lyu suddenly began to flow as imperious runs of 125, 72, 79 and 60 saw him close to only behind at 8-7.
- The 16th and final frame of the session was predictably tension-packed, but Hawkins called on all his matchplay skills to edge it for a 9-7 lead.more