Hawkins sets up Ebdon battle after reaching first ranking final
20:15 GMT, 14 July 2012
Peter Ebdon and Barry Hawkins will battle it out for this year's Australian Open title.
Ebdon, the former world and UK
champion, advanced to the best-of-19 frame decider with an impressive
6-2 semi-final victory over Hong Kong's Marco Fu at the Bendigo Stadium
Compatriot Barry Hawkins saw off Mark Davis 6-4 to seal a place in his first ranking final.
First final: Barry Hawkins in action
'I've waited a long time to be in a ranking final, now I want to do myself justice and win a tournament,' Hawkins said.
The eventual champion at the second ranking event of the season will take home 46,000, with the runner-up earning nearly 20,000.