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World Championship: Kyren Wilson maintains lead over Jak Jones as he closes on world title

Dramatically shedding a seemingly pivotal last body on Sunday on the black had left Jones needing to make the most important final-day comeback in Crucible historical past to triumph.

However removed from struggling any hangover, Jones, who has spent 22 hours greater than Wilson on the desk en path to the ultimate, set about his process in decided style.

An exquisite lengthy purple was the precursor to a break of 64 for the world quantity 44 in Monday’s opening body.

A break of 59 within the subsequent – after bravely taking up a troublesome purple into the left center pocket – adopted as he lowered his arrears to 11-8 in a body that included a brief delay when a member of the viewers was taken unwell.

Wilson took the twentieth body with well timed half-century and punished a free break-off shot by Jones within the subsequent, making 83 after the white caught the blue on the best way again to baulk.

With the group keen Jones on he responded, crafting breaks 90 and 73 to once more claw himself again to inside three frames at 13-10.

However Wilson, who’s seeking to be part of an inventory together with the likes of Mark Williams, Mark Selby and Judd Trump by successful a world last on the second try, held his nerve to go 14-10 clear with an 87.

And the world quantity 12 then took the ultimate body of the afternoon – after Jones missed a black off its spot and a yellow to the center pocket – to attract the session and transfer even nearer to fulfilling his biggest ambition.



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