The victory represents the Scot’s first in a ranking event in more than seven years.
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It’s the penultimate ranking event of the season and the last tournament in the lucrative Coral Series.
The Scot is in line to complete a £250,000 windfall after beating the world champion on Wednesday.
With one victory already recorded, the quartet is each one step closer to claiming the top prize on Friday.
The Englishman is hoping to add to the English and Scottish Open titles that he won earlier this season.
The Englishman is the favourite for glory this week but took a while to get going in his quarter-final fixture in Milton Keynes.
The Scot only qualified to compete in the tournament after the withdrawal of China’s Ding Junhui last week.
It’s the first ranking event to take place since coronavirus restrictions were lifted in the United Kingdom.
The ranking tournament was originally supposed to be staged in March but got cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.