International Championship: Mark Selby sees off Robert Milkins

World number one Mark Selby progressed to the third round of the International Championship on Tuesday as he beat Robert Milkins 6-4.

Mark Selby
Mark Selby

Selby has struggled for consistency so far this season, losing early at the English Open, but he opened up against The Milkman with a break of 57.

Milkins levelled but Selby responded with back-to-back century breaks of 102 and 131.

The former world champion made it 4-1 before Milkins finally knocked in a ton of his own with a break of 112 and he then closed the gap to 4-3.

However Selby held his nerve to secure the last two frames he needed to make it into the next round where he will face the winner of the match between Ian Burns and Stuart Carrington.

Earlier in the day tenth seed Mark Allen knocked in a tournament-high break of 146 on his way to a 6-3 victory over Hossein Vafaei.

Judd Trump is also through after he beat Michael Holt 6-1 but fifth seed Barry Hawkins is out following a 6-3 defeat to Martin Gould.

Trump will face Yan Bingtao in the next round after he defeated Ryan Day 6-5.