Former world champion Shaun Murphy showed that sometimes you're better off being lucky than good as he clinched a frame with an atrocious fluke on his way to the semi-finals of the China Open.
Murphy was locked in a black ball battle in the third frame of his match with up-and-coming snooker star Jack Lisowski, who had already beaten Judd Trump en route to the last eight.
What happened next simply has to be seen to be believed: for some reason Murphy decided to smash away at a long black with all the skill and touch of a drunk playing pool in a pub on a Friday night.
But as sometimes happens to the pool-playing drunk, Murphy got lucky: the ball flew around the table, hitting two cushions, careening into the white, then hitting two more cushions before somehow dropping in.
The shot put Murphy 2-1 ahead, but he still looked like going out as the 21-year-old Lisowski rattled off the next three frames to lead 4-2 and stand one frame away from the semi-finals.
Murphy really ought to have been on his way home already, but lady luck smiled on him once more: he found his touch just as Lisowski's went AWOL, and the man known as 'The Magician' won the final three frames to earn a match against soon-to-be world number one Mark Selby.