Cheptegei clocked in at 12 minutes 35.36 seconds to conquer Bekele's previous best of 12:37.35 which was set in 2004.
The next mixed doubles game saw Zhang Wen/Wei Yaxin edge Zhou Haodong/Lin Xin to help Hunan take the lead. However, Zhejiang leveled again after Huang Yuxiang swept Wang Zhengxing in the men's singles.
It's the first Grand Slam title for Pavic and Soares as a team as both men had previously won majors with different partners.
Title favorite Qingdao stormed to a 3-0 lead in the match against Shenzhen. Chen Yufei then fought for 49 minutes to overtake Zhang Yiman 7-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-5, 11-6 in a tight game of women's singles, before Zheng Siwei/Liu Yuchen took a straight win over Liang Weikeng/Wu Tuobin in the men's doubles, adding the other two points for Qingdao.
The top four teams enter the knockout round of the CBSL, which will kick off on Sunday. A draw will be held on Saturday to decide the schedule of the semifinals. Enditem
Nuremberg threw every man up front but Eintracht Frankfurt protected their lead to the end to secure their berth in the second round.
Suning came from behind straight after the restart as Teixeira sprung the offside trap to round the goalkeeper Han Jiaqi and finish with a low-strike.
After squandering two championship points, Thiem won the title on his third after Zverev hit it wide.
Real Sociedad were disappointed to lose Odegaard to Real Madrid but have done well to sign veteran David Silva and their youth system can be relied on to provide a string of impressive local talent.
Flick claims only to have 16 quality players, including the trouble-causing cases.
Meanwhile, playing in front of empty stands (for the opening months of the campaign at least) once again promises to make a mockery of home advantage and make games much harder to predict.