Shanghai Masters day two review: Ronnie O'Sullivan, David Gilbert and Shaun Murphy all win

Ronnie O'Sullivan
Ronnie O'Sullivan

Day two round-up from the Shanghai Masters...

Ronnie dazzles in Shanghai

Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan turned in a scintillating display to whitewash Zhang Yi 6-0 in round two of the Shanghai Masters.

In his first competitive appearance since losing to amateur James Cahill in the first round of last season's World Championship at The Crucible, O'Sullivan displayed few signs of rustiness as he produced some sublime snooker that included two century breaks and saw his average shot time dip under the 16-second mark.

A well-taken run of 55 got O'Sullivan up and running and breaks of 54, 69 and 65 quickly followed as he left the arena for the mid-session interval having established a 4-0 lead.

Upon the resumption, O'Sullivan continued to dominate and he closed out the match in typically ruthless fashion, treating the crowd to breaks of 136 and 132 as he fired an early warning shot to rest of the field.

Murphy battles past Williams

Shaun Murphy was pushed all the way by Mark Williams as he made it through to the third round courtesy of a hard-fought 6-5 victory.

Murphy had raced into a 3-1 lead thanks to breaks of 136, 66 and 123 but Williams responded with breaks of 54 and 63 to draw level at 3-3.

Things got even better for Williams as he won two of the next three frames to lead 5-4 but Murphy wouldn't be denied, producing nerveless breaks of 70 and 56 under pressure to get over the line and continue his welcome return to form.

Lisowski downs Selby

Jack Lisowski claimed a huge victory as he defeated former world number one Mark Selby 6-3 in their second-round encounter.

Lisowski began in typically fluent fashion, breaks of 119 and 105 enough to see him lead 3-1 but Selby got himself back on level terms at 3-3 when winning the next two frames as he fired in a century (107) of his own.

However, Lisowksi dominated thereafter, winning three frames on the bounce and finishing with a run of 72 to progress to the next round.

Gilbert eases through; Bingham crashes out

David Gilbert looked in good touch as he produced breaks of 75, 76 and 96 to whitewash Cao Jin 6-0 while Liang Wenbo claimed the scalp of Stuart Bingham when prevailing 6-3.

Kyren Wilson beat Xiao Guodong 6-4.

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