Rocket powers on

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Rocket powers on

Ronnie O'Sullivan made short work of Anthony McGill as the five-time world champion raced to a 6-1 success in their second-round clash at the International Championship in Chengdu.

O'Sullivan made breaks of 116, 101 and 112, and two more of more than 50, as he proved far too strong for his opponent.

Victory set up a meeting in round three with China's Li Hang, who also enjoyed a 6-1 win, over compatriot Zhao Xintong.

But Judd Trump went down to a shock 6-5 defeat to Jamie Burnett, battling back from 4-2 down to lead 5-4 only to lose the final two frames.

Burnett will now play Peter Ebdon, a 6-1 winner over Joe Perry.

Former world champion Neil Robertson also went out, Joe Swail grinding out a 6-5 victory by winning the last three frames.

Elsewhere, Mark Williams saw off Barry Hawkins 6-2, Robert Milkins thumped Shaun Murphy 6-1 and Stuart Bingham was a 6-3 winner over Ryan Day.

Other players into round three included Marco Fu, Mark Allen, Ricky Walden, Sam Baird, Ian Burns, Michael White, Xiao Guodong and Rob Lawler.

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