Alan McManus won four frames in a row to trail fellow qualifier Ding Junhui 9-7 in a riveting second session of their World Championship semi-final.
Ding led 6-2 overnight and continued his magnificent form to equal the most centuries by one man in a last-four Crucible match with a superb 138.
China’s Ding extended his lead to 9-3 but the Scot fought back in style.
In the afternoon’s semi-final, Hong Kong’s Marco Fu came from 5-3 down to draw level with Mark Selby at 8-8.
The match lacked the style and fluency of the Ding-McManus tie but more than made up for it with tension – as well as a bizarre moment when Fu’ s tip came off as he was chalking his cue.
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