Neil Robertson builds quarter-final lead over Kyren Wilson at Crucible

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Former champion Neil Robertson recorded two centuries as he established a 5-3 lead over Kyren Wilson in their quarter-final of the Betfred World Snooker Championship.

Breaks of 100 and 105, along with an extraordinary fluke on the blue in the fifth frame, helped Robertson into a 4-1 lead before Wilson reduced his deficit with a break of 76.

Robertson took a lengthy seventh frame before last year’s runner-up Wilson claimed the last of the session following confusion over whether he was 67 or 65 in front when he ran out of position with five reds remaining.

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With referee Jan Verhaas establishing that Wilson was 65 points ahead that meant Robertson had the opportunity to snatch victory with a clearance, but the left-handed Australian crucially missed a long blue into the corner pocket.

Stuart Bingham and Anthony McGill were locked together at 4-4 following their first session, 2015 champion Bingham recovering from 2-0 down with the aid of two centuries.

Bingham was so frustrated at missing a red while on a break of 60 in the third frame that he almost punched the table, but McGill was unable to take advantage and Bingham won the next with a break of 64 and recorded the 500th century of his career with a 122 clearance to lead 3-2.

Stuart Bingham
England’s Stuart Bingham recorded the 500th century break of his career (Zac Goodwin/PA)

A 64 break from McGill, his highest of the session, levelled the scores and after Bingham edged in front with a run of 108, the Scot won the final frame of the session to keep the contest finely poised.

Both best-of-25 frame matches resume on Tuesday evening.