Robert Milkins produced a clearance for the ages in his third-round World Championship qualifier against Joe O'Connor. The Milkman would go on to win the match 6-5.
Trailing 4-5 and 37-49 to world number 57 O’Connor, Milkins had to clear the table from the green to send the match to a decider. However, only the brown was on its spot, with the black in a particularly precarious position nestled tightly against the cushion.
However, Milkins produced a masterclass in shot-making and cue ball control to clear the table and send the match to a deciding frame. The world number 40 went on to take the 11th frame and seal his progression to the last round of qualifying.
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Such was the excellence of the effort from Milkins, fellow pros - including Reanne Evans and Alfie Burden - took to Twitter to lavish praise on the Milkman.
The man himself cut a humble figure after the match, commenting that he had been "lucky" and that O'Connor, who compiled runs of 114, 114, 104 and 53, had "outplayed" him.
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