Chinese Jin Long defeated by Milkins, out of Haikou World Open
Jin Long made a break of 48 points to win the first frame 68-21 before Milkins pulled one back.
Milkins got 67 points with two hits in the third frame and continued to grab the fourth frame, taking a 3-1 lead into the mid-session interval.
However, Jin made a break of 71 points to win the fifth frame before Milkins snatched the sixth with a run of 106 points.
During the seventh frame, which featured solid defence from both sides, Milkins made a late attack with a break of 39 points to claim the victory.
"I didn’t play as well as I had expected," said Jin.
"We played quite slowly at the beginning, and I hadn’t expected to win," Milkins said.
In Thursday’s other action, John Higgins from Scotland swept away English Jamie JohnAshley Cope 5-0.
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