John Higgins and Mark Selby all level at first break

Higgins and Selby all level at first break

30/04/2017 at 14:12Updated 30/04/2017 at 16:57

Defending world champion Mark Selby and four-time Crucible winner John Higgins were locked at 2-2 going into the first mid-session interval of the World Championship final.

Higgins ended the session with a 141 clearance to draw back level just as Selby had moved 2-1 ahead.

Video - Higgins produces magnificent 141 break


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Higgins started the first frame well but Selby took his chance after his opponent's break of 34, notching in a 76 to get underway.

In the second Higgins was in control from the start as Selby struggled with a safety despite a massive fluke on a red.

Video - Selby enjoys amazing fluke in final against Higgins


Higgins twice missed opportunities in the third but they were only chances to stay in the frame, with Selby already leading the way following a break of 62.

The first ton of the match drew Higgins back into the match with nothing to separate the pair.