Ding Junhui and Ronnie O'Sullivan produced a potting masterclass as they went toe-to-toe in their Betfred World Championship quarter-final at the Crucible .
Every frame saw a break of 50 or more as Ding raced into a 3-0 lead but O'Sullivan responded by taking the next three before the pair split the last two to go into this evening's session all-square at 4-4 in Sheffield.
Ding took the opening frame courtesy of a 71 break and then followed that up with a magnificent 128 clearance to double his advantage. It got better for the world number four as another run of 71 put him further ahead with O'Sullivan barely getting to the table.
But the 41-year-old hit back with a 63 break to finally get on the scoreboard before the mid-session interval and took the first after the restart with a run of 99 to close the gap to within one frame.
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