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Lee S.-Bond N.
World Open - 21 September 2010

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3:2 

And that's it, Lee knocks in a fantastic green that didn't look on before expertly dispatching the brown. Quick handshake and now we have a 20-minute break or so before the evening session.

2:2 

The pressure is getting to Lee as he should clear up to put this match to bed but he misses on the last red, leaving the door ajar for his resolute opponent.

2:2 

Wonderful pot from Lee as he powers in a long red so cleanly that it doesn't even tough the sides of the pocket as it whistles in. Six reds left on the table and it's the business end of this marathon match.

2:2 

Well, well, well. It's all change here as a magnificent 84 clearance from Bond takes it to a decider. You certainly wouldn't have picked that half-an-hour ago or so.

2:1 

Closing in on two hours here in this one with a possible fifth frame to go. You've got to credit Bond's resilience here.

2:1 

Could Bond's patience finally be paying off? He looks a lot more assured and calm at the table, knocking in some decent pots.

2:1 

A mistake from Lee and Bond's tenacity finally reaps rewards as he continues to seek out some form.

2:0 

We're down to the colours now and that's a classy swerve shot from Lee to hit the yellow. Bond is 10 points ahead and is hanging on for dear life.

2:0 

That's got to be frustrating. Bond is having a shocker as he fails to put a decent break together. A beautifully-played black which nudges a red out for a tap-in shows his class, but he can't follow it up as he misses the simplest of blacks. Exasperating.

2:0 

Big chance now though for Lee as Bond's safety shot gives the man from Wiltshire the slightest of chances on a red to the centre - which he expertly drops in. Great control from the big man.

2:0 

Bond is taking his time over his moves at the moment and rightly so. His lead is just 21 points with a host of reds still on the table and with Lee cueing like he has been, any mistake could see him out of the tournament.

2:0 

A classic case of chances missed for Bond in this match so far. With the matches being so short, it is crucial that each player makes the most of any chance he gets, and Bond has not so far. Lee clears the table with his second break of 55 in the same frame.

1:0 

Chance missed from Bond. He takes his eye off an easy brown to the top-right pocket and gives an absolute gift to the Lee who will finish off the frame.

1:0 

Bond lays a snooker to perfection, with the cue ball stuck on the bottom cushion behind the black. Lee fouls his first attempt before making his second, impressively, but the red is now available and his opponent could clear up here.

1:0 

Beautiful shot from Lee. The white, tucked tightly on the top cushion, is fired down to the bottom-left pocket to knock in a red, before rolling back perfectly in position for the blue. Could be a decent break on here.

1:0 

Bond tries his best to find the snookers but without success and eventually Lee knocks in a long red to seal the frame.

0:0 

42 is the difference with just 35 left on the table. Two snookers required for Bond to steal the frame from under Lee's nose.

0:0 

His peers may lavish praise on Lee's cueing ability, but he's got very lucky there, twice. Two poor misses with the rest and both times Bond has been unfortunate not to have anything on.

0:0 

The final match of the session is underway, with Nigel Bond (who arrived to the theme tune of his fictional secret agent namesake) taking on Stephen Lee.