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Ronnie O’Sullivan’s lead cut by Kyren Wilson in tense World Snooker Champion last

Ronnie O’Sullivan’s lead cut by Kyren Wilson in tense World Snooker Champion last
Ronnie O’Sullivan has seen his lead in the World Snooker Championship cut to three frames as Kyren Wilson battled back to trail 10-7 after the second session at the Crucible. The Rocket began the evening session on Saturday with a 6-2 lead and won the opening two frames to open up a cavernous advantage over…

Ronnie O’Sullivan has seen his lead in the World Snooker Champion cut to three frames as Kyren Wilson fought back to path 10 -7 after the 2nd session at the Crucible.

The Rocket began the night session on Saturday with a 6-2 lead and won the opening two frames to open up a cavernous advantage over Wilson, who remained in danger of capitulating in his very first Crucible final.

Then came the fightback from the Warrior, measuring up to his label as he fought back in the face of hardship to win the next four frames on the spin with 3 half-centuries along the way.

Wilson was discovering his video game, but as he was enhancing, O’Sullivan was significantly getting weaker as he missed numerous long pots and was plainly lacking self-confidence in the hint action he has actually spoken of a lot this week.

The Rocket stopped the rot by winning the 15 th frame however it was just a brief reprieve for him as Wilson returned with his first century of the match (100) to cut his deficit to two frames once again, tracking 9-7.

It might have been even much better for the Warrior if he hadn’t been unlucky to knock a red in after potting a blue in the 15 th, from which O’Sullivan made a frame-winning break.

The 17 th and final frame of the session felt huge as it would mean either a three or one frame lead for the Rocket and it ended up being the previous.

Wilson had actually not made the most of an early possibility however O’Sullivan was talented a fluked red while attempting to play safe, which let the table available to make a considerable break.

It looked like Ronnie was set to mop up and capitalise on the fluke however then he was dealt a really grim kick, sending an ensured pot off line and letting Wilson back in.

The underdog looked nerveless but missed out on a tricky last red and the Rocket dove to clean up and grab the frame to end up the session 10 -7 ahead.

Wilson won the session and cut his deficit to 3 frames, so it was a success, however such were Ronnie’s battles that it felt like it should have been much better for him.

The race to 18 resumes at 1.30 pm on Sunday.

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