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Gary Anderson gets the better of Adrian Lewis, while Lisa Ashton is whitewashed; the festive darts party runs all the way to the final on Wednesday 3rd January, with 96 players from around the world competing for £ 2.5 million in prize money

Last updated: 16/12/21 23:36

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Gary Anderson turned on the magic at Alexandra Palace to defeat Adrian Lewis. Watch the story of the evening session …

Gary Anderson turned on the magic at Alexandra Palace to defeat Adrian Lewis. Watch the story of the evening session …

In a successful second round bout of the Darts World Championship, Gary Anderson got the better of old foe Adrian Lewis in a rematch from two previous finals, arriving at Alexandra Palace on Thursday.

With four world titles between them, “The Flying Scotsman” scored with a majestic 116 to move within one leg of taking the opening set, but Lewis responded with a 96 checkout before sealing it with double top.

Anderson broke Lewis with this lavish 116 checkout

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Anderson broke Lewis with this lavish 116 checkout

Anderson broke Lewis with this lavish 116 checkout

There was no frenzied drama for Anderson in the next set as he upped his average to completely outrun ‘Jackpot’ and level the competition.

The Scotsman won the third set with this fabulous two doubles 18 finish

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The Scotsman won the third set with this fabulous two doubles 18 finish

The Scotsman won the third set with this fabulous two doubles 18 finish

Last year’s runner-up Anderson pinned 85 and a brilliant 92 with two double 18s to take one set away from victory, and the consecutive 2015 and 2016 champion soon completed the win to put an end to Lewis’s hopes by whitening him in the fourth set.

Darts World Championship – Thursday night results

R1 William O’Connor 3-2 Danny Lauby
R1 Ryan Meikle 3-0 Fabian Schmutzler
R1 Ron Meulenkamp 3-0 Lisa Ashton
R2 Gary Anderson 3-1 Adrian Lewis

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Four-time Lakeside Women’s Champion Lisa Ashton hoped to be lucky third time at the Palace when she faced the Dutchman Ron Meulenkamp.

But “The Lancashire Rose” was unable to produce its usual power score on the big stage, with “The Bomb” taking advantage to sail, losing only two legs.

Next Tuesday Meulenkamp will face “Bully Boy” Michael Smith in the second round.

Ryan Meikle congratulates German schoolboy Fabian Schmutzler on his victory (right)

Ryan Meikle congratulates German schoolboy Fabian Schmutzler on his victory (right)

The teenage sensation Fabian Schmutzler took over Ryan Meikle with the world prize n. 2 Peter Wright waiting for the winner.

The 16-year-old German became the second youngest participant in the history of the PDC World Championship, behind only Australian Mitchell Clegg, who made his debut in the 2007 edition.

But “Fabulous Fab” was unable to give 25-year-old Meikle a run for his money with the former Development Tour champion overtaking the schoolboy with a three-set textbook win.

Danny Lauby scored three lightning-fast ton-plus milestones in his defeat to William O'Connor

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Danny Lauby scored three lightning-fast ton-plus milestones in his defeat to William O’Connor

Danny Lauby scored three lightning-fast ton-plus milestones in his defeat to William O’Connor

In the opening match of the evening, Ireland William O’Connor averaged 106.29 on his way to winning the opening set against Danny Lauby. In a fast and furious match, “The Magpie” kept his average of three darts to wipe out the next one, but the American got finishes of 116 and 117 to reduce backlogs.

O’Connor began to falter with three darts of the match lost and Lauby took full advantage of an en route 121 to send a thrilling match into a defining moment.

O'Connor beat Lauby after the American narrowly missed 121 for the match

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O’Connor beat Lauby after the American narrowly missed 121 for the match

O’Connor beat Lauby after the American narrowly missed 121 for the match

The final set went to a deadly leg and did not disappoint the Irishman who stumbled across the finish line.

He pinned the top with his sixth dart of the match to create a clash with former Premier League champion Glen Durrant, but only after Lauby came close to snatching the win with a 121 attempt.

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Darts World Championship – Friday At The Darts

Afternoon
R1 Ryan Joyce vs Roman Benecky
R1 Keane Barry vs Royden Lam
R1 Jermaine Watttimena vs Boris Koltsov
R2 Krzysztof Ratajski vs Steve Lennon
Evening
R1 Joe Murnan vs Paolo Limi
R1 William Borland vs Bradley Brooks
R1 Ross Smith vs Jeff Smith
R2 Peter Wright vs Ryan Meikle

Darts World Championship – Thursday afternoon results

R1 Steve Lennon 3-1 Madars Razma
R1 Scott Mitchell 0-3 Chris Landman
R1 Chas Barstow 3-1 John Norman Jnr
R2 Daryl Gurney 3-1 Ricky Evans

Daryl Gurney attempted to wow the crowd with this unique interpretation of

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Daryl Gurney attempted to wow the crowd with this unique interpretation of “Sweet Caroline” at Alexandra Palace

Daryl Gurney attempted to wow the crowd with this unique interpretation of “Sweet Caroline” at Alexandra Palace

At the start of the day, quarter-final twice Daryl Gurney serenaded the Ally Pally crowd with a unique interpretation of “Sweet Caroline” after coming in from behind to defeat Ricky Evans in a gripping relationship.

‘Rapid Ricky’ converted a stunning checkout of 146 en route to clinch the opening set against the shot, but ‘SuperChin’ responded impressively, firing six 180s and averaging 95.9 to book his seat in the third round.

Ricky Evans did this 146 mega-quick checkout against Gurney

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Ricky Evans did this 146 mega-quick checkout against Gurney

Ricky Evans did this 146 mega-quick checkout against Gurney

Former Lakeside Champion Scott Mitchell suffered a nasty two-set defeat on his Alexandra Palace arc, succumbing to Dutch qualifiers Chris Landman.

Steve Lennon produced an impressive show to defeat Madars Razma 3-1 in the afternoon by raising the curtain, getting seven 180s and converting 120 and 136 ends to arrange a match with 12th-seeded Krzysztof Ratajski on Friday afternoon.

Chas Barstow nailed these 103 and 102 checkouts in an impressive debut win to Ally Pally

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Chas Barstow nailed these 103 and 102 checkouts in an impressive debut win to Ally Pally

Chas Barstow nailed these 103 and 102 checkouts in an impressive debut win to Ally Pally

Somewhere else, Chas Barstow will meet Michael van Gerwen in the second round after averaging 93 and recording two ton-plus placings to defeat John Norman Jr in a rookie battle.

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