World Snooker Championship 2018: Ding Junhui dominates McGill, Higgins qualifies for the quarter-finals

World Number three Ding Junhui has qualified for the last eight of the World Snooker Championship after an emphatic performance over Anthony McGill at the Crucible.

Ding took an 8-0 lead after a sublime first session from the Chinese number 1, ending Sunday leading 12-4 overnight.

Play resumed this afternoon with Ding needing just one more frame, which he duly secured, and he is now the favourite to claim his maiden World Championship title, after Ronnie O’Sullivan was beaten by Ali Carter over the weekend.

A Championship win at the Crucible would also be his first win in a Triple Crown event since his win at The Masters in 2011.

Meanwhile, four-time champion John Higgins thrashed Englishman Jack Lisowski 13-1 to book his place in the quarter-finals.

Lisowski, who was making his first appearance at the World Championship for six years, narrowly avoided becoming only the second player to be white-washed at the Crucible.

Higgins will face either Judd Trump or Ricky Walden, with Walden winning 9-9.

The conclusion of their match commenced on Monday at 13.00 BST.