Luca Brecel and Si Jiahui are back for the third and final session on Saturday of what has been a thrilling World Championship semi-final contest.
Crucible debutant Si has the chance to become the youngest World Championship finalist, should he convert a 14-10 second session lead when the players return at 13:00 on Saturday.
|What||Luca Brecel v Si Jiahui|
|Where||Crucible Theatre, Sheffield|
|When||13:00, Saturday 29th April|
|How to watch||bet365 Sports Live Streaming, BBC and Eurosport|
|Odds||Luca Brecel 11/4, Si Jiahui|
It’s been a fantastic run from 20-year-old Si, who has beaten three top potters in Shaun Murphy, Robert Milkins and Anthony McGill to reach the last-four stage.
The Chinese cueman started the event as a 200/1 shot, after coming through three qualifying matches just to reach the Sheffield showpiece, and he his now just 11/4 To Win Outright the tournament in his first ever appearance at the Crucible Theater.
Si started the last-four clash in terrific form, racing into a 4-1 lead and was unflustered under the Sheffield spotlight.
He continued to produce some fantastic snooker, taking advantage of mistakes from Brecel and the Chinese sensation managed to establish a 14-5 lead over the Belgian Bullet. However, the final five frames of Friday's second session have kept Brecel's hopes alive.
The 28-year-old countered with runs of 108, 60, 66 and 53 to win the final five frames of play and that cut Si's advantage to just four frames.
Brecel is 11/4 in the Match Winner market to mount what looked an unlikely comeback, when trailing 14-5, and the Dilsen-Stokkem is 17/2 To Win Outright his first World Championship title.
Scoreline aside, the semi-final between Brecel and Si has to go down as one of the most entertaining matches ever played at the Crucible.
It's been refreshing, attacking, exciting and high-quality snooker and the third and final session may deliver more thrills and spills.
There is no reason to think that the break-building extravaganza won't continue and it's 6/1 that there are a total of eight centuries made in the semi-final.
Of course, pressure will increase as a place in the Crucible final moves closer, but Brecel kept his cool to beat Ronnie O'Sullivan in the quarter-final stage and Si has come through two final-frame deciders against top-level potters Murphy and McGill.
Everything is set for what should be a thrilling afternoon of semi-final action.