Barry Hawkins will face Shaun Murphy in today’s world championship semi-final after edging out former champion Neil Robertson 13-12 at the Crucible, Sheffield late last night.

The eight centuries in the match between the two matched a Crucible record.

The evening session had resumed with Hawkins 8-7 ahead, and he fired three centuries to two from Robertson in a spectacular run of scoring.

The match looked like it was going to the wire at 11-11 and Hawkins made it 12-11 before the Australian squared matters at 12-12.

Hawkins eventually got over the line but it took a break of just 61 to settle the decider.