By Owen Phillips BBC Sport at the York Barbican Mark Selby is sixth in the world snooker rankingsTwo-time champion Mark Selby showed his trademark battling qualities to reach round four of the UK Championship with a 6-3 win over Martin O’Donnell.Selby, 36, lost the opening frame as world number 38 O’Donnell scored the first of…

By Owen Phillips

BBC Sport at the York Barbican

Mark Selby breaks off

Label Selby is sixth in the world snooker rankings

Two-time champion Label Selby showed his trademark battling qualities to prevail in spherical four of the UK Championship with a 6-3 capture over Martin O’Donnell.

Selby, 36, misplaced the outlet frame as world quantity 38 O’Donnell scored the first of three breaks of bigger than 50.

However the Leicester man answered to capture a painstaking mini-session session 3-1 and constantly remained at arm’s length as he closed out a watchful capture.

“I got the job finished and that is about all I did make,” Selby urged BBC Sport.

“It was as soon as a wretched match from originate to fabricate nonetheless I won.

“There don’t appear to be many positives to consume from it nonetheless I’m into the next spherical and I will be capable to only increase.”

The 16-time rating occasion winner only managed two half of-centuries nonetheless his tactical superiority proved important as he progressed into a last-16 stumble upon with 2003 UK champion Matthew Stevens.

World quantity 18 Gary Wilson endured his vivid invent as he beaten fellow Englishman Joe Perry 6-1.

The 34-year-frail grew to change into only the third player to rating four successive centuries in a match when he got here from 4-0 down to beat Chris Wakelin 6-4 in spherical two.

And Wilson, who reached the semi-finals of the World Championship this year, was as soon as equally imperious against world quantity 15 Perry.

Breaks of 74, 103, 75 and 101 noticed him storm into a 4-1 lead and he had shrimp hassle taking the final two frames to advise up a gathering with Judd Trump’s conqueror Nigel Bond on Thursday.

In other locations. China’s Yan Bingtao with ease beat an out-of-kinds world quantity 13 Jack Lisowski 6-3.

The last-16 ties originate on Wednesday afternoon when three-time champion John Higgins takes on feeble world champion Stuart Bingham and world quantity seven Label Allen faces world quantity 42 Kurt Maflin.

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