O'Sullivan edges towards title

Ronnie O'Sullivan moved 15-10 ahead of Ali Carter after the third session of the Betfred.com World Championship final

Carter staged a fightback from 14-7 behind to narrow the gap to four frames, firing his first century of the match in the process, before O'Sullivan ploughed in breaks of 64 and 55 to go three away from the title.

The 36-year-old Chigwell cueman had been silky smooth at the start of the day's play, caressing a long red in before cruising to his third century of the match, a 101, and taking all four frames before the mid-session interval.

On Sunday O'Sullivan fired in breaks of 117 and 141, the latter the highest break ever achieved in a Crucible final.

He and Carter were due to return at 7.30pm for a maximum of 10 frames.