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World of Sport

13th Jan 2015

Vine: The incredible fluke that allowed Ronnie O’Sullivan to score a record-equalling century today

Level now with Stephen Hendry's career tally of tons

Sean Nolan

Ronnie, as you might expect, does it in style

Ronnie O’Sullivan beat Ricky Walden today 6-4 to progress to the next round of the Masters tournament in London. During the match he notched his 774th and 775th centuries, the latter of which came in the decisive frame of the match.

The ton was significant as it levelled the Rocket on career centuries with Stephen Hendry but in typical O’Sullivan fashion, it was anything but a standard century as it needed this outrageous fluke on the yellow to keep the break alive on 94.

Hendry’s reaction, according to the BBC: “I am not bothered, it was a matter of time [before it was beaten].”