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Shaun Murphy was knocked out by Si Jiahui, the world No 80, in a late-night thriller at the World Snooker Championship in Sheffield. Si held his nerve superbly to win a tense deciding frame to produce the biggest upset of the tournament in the most exciting match so far.
Murphy, the world No 4 after winning the Players Championship and Tour Championship in the run-up to the Crucible, trailed the 20-year-old Chinese 5-4 after their first session on Wednesday. Si continued his fine form on Thursday evening to extend his lead to 7-5 and then 9-7. But Murphy produced his best form in adversity, making a 120 break to take the match to a deciding frame.
Written by PA Media and Guardian sport
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