Neil Robertson and Mink Nutcharut came from the bottom of the group into second place on Sunday afternoon to book a final meeting with Mark Selby and Rebecca Kenna at the BetVictor World Mixed Doubles.
Australia’s Robertson and Thailand’s Nutcharut scored a 4-0 victory over Judd Trump and Ng On Yee in their last group game, highlighted by a superb 74 clearance from Nutcharut in the third frame. That was exactly the result they wanted to keep alive their hopes of a final berth, but they still needed Selby and Kenna to beat Ronnie O’Sullivan and Reanne Evans in the last match of the group phase.
At 1-1, O’Sullivan and Evans needed just one of the last two frames to reach the final, setting up an exciting finish. But Selby’s breaks of 67 and 78 ensured that his duo won 3-1 and topped the group with three victories out of three.
Final Group Table
Mark Selby and Rebecca Kenna: 9 points
Neil Robertson and Mink Nutcharut: 6 points
Ronnie O’Sullivan and Reanne Evans: 5 points
Judd Trump and Ng On Yee: 4 points
English duo Selby and Kenna will face Robertson and Nutcharut over seven frames on Sunday from 7pm, with the winners to lift the trophy and bank £30,000 each.