CHINA were crowned world champions once again after Ding Junhui and Liang Wenbo secured victory in dramatic fashion.
The pair beat England’s Judd Trump and Barry Hawkins after winning a final frame decider in Wuxi after coming back from 3-1 down.
It is the third time in a row China has won snooker’s world cup.
Trump cleared from yellow to pink to win the opening frame for England, then Ding beat Hawkins with a break of 68 to level. England won the doubles frame then Hawkins beat Liang for 3-1.
Ding made a 69 to close to 3-2 then a tense 40-minute doubles frame came down to the colours, with England missing chances for victory as China made it 3-3.
Ding and Trump stepped forward to play the deciding frame and it was 12-time ranking event winner Ding who dominated, making breaks of 59 and 29 to seal victory.