CHINA B DOWN ENGLAND TO REACH WORLD FINAL
The China B team of Liang Wenbo and Zhou Yuelong are through to the Beverly World Cup final after a tense 4-3 defeat of England in Wuxi.
Both Liang and Zhou are former World Cup winners. Liang is aiming to lift the title for the third time, having already won the event twice alongside Ding Junhui as part of China’s A team. While Zhou dramatically won the World Cup as a 17-year-old in 2015 alongside Yan Bingtao in China’s B team.
They will now face Scotland’s John Higgins and Stephen Maguire in the final, with the winners sharing $200,000.
China B started their semi-final strongly against the English pairing of Kyren Wilson and Jack Lisowski, taking the opening two singles frames to lead 2-0. England then won the first doubles frame, before a break of 84 from Wilson restored parity at 2-2.
Zhou composed a break of 69 to move China B one from victory before England claimed the last doubles frame to force a decider at 3-3.
Both teams had to nominate their player to take on the final frame and it was Liang who was pitted against Wilson. The Chinese star fired in a superb break of 71 to secure the tie and ensure progression to the final.
Source: World Snooker