Higgins leads Selby in gripping World Championship final – report & video

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World Championship final 2017
Venue: Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Dates: 30 April-1 May
Coverage: Watch live on BBC Two, online and BBC Sport app.
Times: Sessions at 14:00 and 19:00 BST

John Higgins secured a 10-7 lead over defending champion Mark Selby on day one of the World Championship final at the Crucible Theatre.

Scotland’s four-time champion made a superb 141 clearance – the joint-highest break in a world final – on his way to taking a commanding 10-4 lead.

World number one Selby finally found his form and breaks of 121 and 81 helped him win the last three frames.