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Ding shows class to down Carter into last four of UK Championship

2009-12-10 11:32 BJT

Snooker now, Ding Junhui made two superb breaks in the last two frames of his match against Ali Carter to score a 9-8 victory over and reach the UK Championship semi-finals.

Ding got off to a bad start, falling 3-0 behind. But the Chinese didn't get flustered, and held his nerve to rally and edge ahead 4-3. The first half ended all square at 4-4.

Ding Jinhui, pictured in 2006, came through a nail-biting quarter-final clash with Ali Carter in the final frame here Wednesday to set up a UK championship last four date with Stephen Maguire.(AFP/File/Hassan Ammar)
Ding Jinhui, pictured in 2006, came through a nail-biting 
quarter-final clash with Ali Carter in the final frame here 
Wednesday to set up a UK championship last four date with Stephen 
Maguire.(AFP/File/Hassan Ammar)

Things stayed pretty much neck and neck until the interval, with the match going down to the wire at 8-8 after Ding rolled in a 95 to force the decider. The 22-year-old only needed one chance as a cracking long red set up a match-winning 76.

Ding's comeback win books him a meeting with Stephen Maguire in the last four.

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