Snooker World Cup: China A beat England to win

Ding Junhui and Liang Wenbo
Ding Junhui and Liang Wenbo also won the Snooker World Cup in 2011

Hosts China A came from behind to beat England 4-3 in the final of the Snooker World Cup in Wuxi.

Captain Ding Junhui made a frame-winning contribution of 59 in the decider against Judd Trump.

The English pairing of Trump and Barry Hawkins had gone 3-1 in front, but Ding and Liang Wenbo hit back to claim a title they also won in 2011.

England reached the final after knocking out holders China B 4-3, while China A defeated Thailand 4-2.

Ding said: "In a deciding frame, I don't think I will lose to anyone. I was playing with great confidence, apart from the red I missed in the last frame, but we won in the end.

"Anywhere in China, the fans give me massive courage. I used to worry about performing here but I am enjoying my people's passion now, and they give me the motivation to play every shot well."

Liang added: "I didn't play well, so I think I put a lot of pressure on Ding. but what he did was reassuring. It is a comfortable partnership between us and there was good chemistry."

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