Ebene News – GB – Selby maintains lead over Murphy

Mark Selby resisted a determined Shaun Murphy to maintain his three-frame lead in the World Championship final at a sold-out Crucible Theater

Selby made the game’s first century and also won the afternoon’s final frame with a 69-point run to take a 14-11 lead in the final session

Murphy, who was hanging out 10-7 overnight, hit back with 100 and 56 breaks after falling 13-9 behind

The penultimate session of the Championship marked a notable sporting milestone with a capacity crowd returning to a major sporting event in the UK for the first time since March 2020

And after a huge roar that could be felt all over the Crucible, Murphy got the auditorium back on its feet with an assured 77 to come back to 10-8

The 2005 champion will however regret the conclusion of the 19th image which seemed to have been essential to change the complexion of the match

After chasing a snooker from Selby, ‘Magician’ Murphy appeared favorite to pinch the frame but left the decisive black in the middle left

As he took the next image, three-time winner Selby’s response was emphatic, hitting a stunning 107 – the match’s first century – to set the tone for the next two images – both won by the three-time winner

With the coach of the two players, Chris Henry, an intrigued spectator in the media room, Murphy once again showed his qualities as a fighter

But Selby took the last frame of the session to push herself to four frames of a fourth title and a ninth Triple Crown hit

The match is not over, Shaun still has a good chance There are only three executives in it

He’ll take some solace in knowing he’s come from behind in this tournament before and he’s come back in games, but Mark Selby has just been so solid so far in this final

World Snooker Championship, Mark Selby, Shaun Murphy, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Crucible Theater

Ebene News – GB – Selby keeps ahead of Murphy

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/56972835