Mark Selby trashed Stuart Bingham today in the International snooker Championships as he put on a showstopping performance to win 9-3.
This was always going to be an interesting snooker match between world No.1 and 2 and some would of hoped for a rerun of the Shanghai Masters where the semi final came down to a deciding frame which Selby won. Although Stuart Bingham is ranked No.2 in the world, he has done little at latter stages of tournaments since he won the world championships in 2015.
The match started of very well for Bingham as he won the first two frames with one being a 127 break. Mark Selby then took the next three frames to go in front. Bingham replied with another century of 101.
From then on it was all Selby as he stepped it up a gear. Selby took the next six frames in a row with breaks of 58, 76, 63, 100, 125 and 67 to win the match. This was a very nice display of a man who was really on his game today.
In total, 5 centuries were made in the match, which in a best of 17 snooker match, is remarkable snooker. Bingham did get chances, but he failed to make the most of them and Selby capitalized on his mistakes.
Selby is now set for a rerun of the 2016 world championships against Ding Junhui in the final tomorrow.
Tomorrow’s match will be a very tough match to call. We have the home favourite Ding who will obviously have the crowd on his side and is currently playing in great form as he defeated Judd Trump yesterday. Mark Selby is the current No.1 and probably the most difficult man to beat, even if he plays badly.
Could psychology come into play tomorrow as Ding will remember losing in the world championships final? Or will he come out dead set on revenge on the snooker table?