World Grand Prix: Ding Junhui to face Ronnie O’Sullivan in final

Ding Junhui of China (L) and Ronnie O'Sullivan of England look towards the table during the first round match in the BGC Masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in north London on January 15, 2012. O'Sullivan went on to win the match 6-4. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Ding Junhui’s victory means he will be meeting Ronnie O’Sullivan in a major final for the fifth time

Ding Junhui will face Ronnie O’Sullivan in Sunday’s World Grand Prix final after beating world number one Mark Selby 6-5 in Preston.

Selby won the 47-minute opening frame and there was little to separate the pair in a match that saw them peg each other back at 2-2, 3-3 and 4-4.

A century break put China’s Ding 5-4 up and one frame from victory before Leicester’s Selby levelled again.

But a break of 83 in the final frame saw Ding into the final.

O’Sullivan beat Stephen Maguire in Friday’s first semi-final.

Ding will be meeting O’Sullivan in a major final for the fifth time, and the pair will be competing for a £100,000 top prize.More sport information please click here

The first session of the best-of-19 frames contest starts at 13:00 GMT.

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