In the latest news from the Cazoo world championship in Sheffield, Si Jiahui, one of the best Chinese snooker, has taken a commanding lead in his second-round competition against his able opponent Englishman Robert Milkins. Si Jiahui, who debuted at Sheffield this year, leads the match 6-2 after the first round.
From the report, Si had made his way from three round challenges qualifying to secure his position at the championship, and he has surprised everyone by making an impression with a remarkable victory over the in-form player, Shaun Murphy, in the first round.
Earlier this season, Milkins won the Welsh Open and gathered a seeded place at the crucible, and succeeded from a 7-2 deficit to hunt down Joe Perry in his opening-round encounter. Notwithstanding, he found it challenging to keep up with Si’s magnificent play in the first session of their match.
Currently, Si, who is just 20 years old, has demonstrated his skill with breaks of 82 and 103 to take charge of the tie and finished the session with breaks of 69 and 66 to secure his 6-2 lead.
Therefore, Milkins is expected to mount a comeback if he hopes to stay in the tournament, and the pair will resume their match later today at 7 pm. with Selby looking to book his place in the quarter-finals and stay on course for a fourth world title. Both players have been exceptional and have impressed fans and commentators alike with their impressive play so far in the tournament.
We expect the second session of their match to be an exciting affair, with Milkins needing to mount a comeback if he hopes to stay in the game. Si Jiahui, on the other hand, will need to stay focused, and from the last match, he has proved that he is a player to watch out for, and fans will be fearlessly predicting the results when the players resume on the table tonight.