2016 World Championship (Day 5) - Ding, Allen & Hawkins get through

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Ding Junhui booked his place in the next round thanks to a 10-8 victory obtained in front of an "on fire" Martin Gould who performed one of the most sensational century breaks in the history of the World Championship.

"The Chinese Sensation" had to qualify for this year's Betfred World Championship, but proved this could be his year after taking the first two frames of the match with top breaks of 90 and 110.

Gould took the third with a 65 break, but the scoreline changed quite quickly in 4-1 after Ding fired in runs of 54 and 87.

The current German Masters champion answered with a 64 to win the next two, but as the first session was coming to an end the scoreline was still in favour of Ding Junhui who was leading 5-4.

This was actually the moment when Martin made that incredible 111 break, probably one of the most outstanding and outrageous one in the history of this tournament You just have to see it, so be sure to click here.

When the lads came back for their final session Gould managed to draw level at five apiece, but Ding was sure to put his nose back in front with a 53 break.

Martin fought back and used runs of 53 and 96 to take the lead for the first time in the match, 8-6 but sadly for him Ding got into "winning mode" and pushed back with tremendous contributions of 132, 86 and 100 for a 10-8 win.

Mark Allen met a World Championship d├ębutante, Michell Mann and found no trouble into securing his stay in the tournament with a 10-3 victory.

Despite Mann taking the opening frame with a 69 break, Allen fired in runs of 74, 64, 104, 85 and 78 to close the first session at 6-3 up and added two more runs of 67 to go through to the next round.

Barry Hawkins was sure to send Zhang Anda back to China after a 10-5 victory, although his opponent put up quite a resistance especially during their first session.

"The Hawk" took off and grabbed the first two frames of the match before Zhang could produce an 83 and get his name of the board.

Barry replayed with a 58 to go 3-1 up as the mid-session interval was knocking on the door, but after the 15-minute break his opponent managed to draw level thanks to solid contributions of 91 and 93.

Still, the first session was ending 6-3 in favour of Hawkins who added a break of 52 at the beginning of the second one to extend his lead.

Zhang succeeded into winning two more frame before Hawkins and his great form were wrapping things up with breaks of 57, 55 and 141 for a well-deserved 10-5 victory/

Judd Trump is currently in quite some trouble, as Liang Wenbo holds a 6-3 advantage (wonderful 117 and 107 breaks to take the first two frames of the session) over him after their first encounter, while Kyren Wilson managed to came back from 4-2 down and leads Joe Perry 5-4.

Day 6 World Championship match schedule:

Judd Trump v Liang Wenbo
Anthony McGill v Marco Fu

Joe Perry v Kyren Wilson
Ali Carter v Alan McManus