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Peter Wright surpasses Gary Anderson with an average of 104 and a record of 24 180! Michael Smith also reached the flagship on Monday with an average of 100.98 and 16 highs in his win over James Wade

Last updated: 03/01/22 12:04

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Here’s the best of the action from the World Darts Championship semi-finals

Here’s the best of the action from the World Darts Championship semi-finals

Peter Wright produced a record of 24 max to reach the World Darts Championship final on Monday, where he will play with Michael Smith.

Wright had to give his best in a fascinating semifinal match against Gary Anderson in a game that saw a record of 39 maximums in total, but it was ‘Snakebite’ who came out in the top 6-4 to reach his third. the final.

Previously, Michael Smith made it to his second final in four years with a 6-3 win over James Wade.

Darts World Championship – Sunday results

James Wade 3-6 Michael Smith
Peter Wright 6-4 Gary Anderson

Wonderful Wright puts an end to Anderson’s hopes in the cracker semifinal

Peter Wright reflected on his incredible encounter with Gary Anderson and his knee injury before the final

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Peter Wright reflected on his incredible encounter with Gary Anderson and his knee injury before the final

Peter Wright reflected on his incredible encounter with Gary Anderson and his knee injury before the final

Anderson, who struggled with a back injury for much of the year, challenged compatriot and good friend Wright for a second consecutive appearance in the final, but a 13-darts break and a nice 62 finish gave ‘Snakebite ‘the opening set against the launch.

Wright held the shot with this 138

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Wright held the shot with this 138 “Deller” during his fight with fellow Scotsman Anderson

Wright held the shot with this 138 “Deller” during his fight with fellow Scotsman Anderson

Wright, winner in 2020, showed all his big match experience by extending his lead in a decisive stage with an average of 106.09 before winning a third straight set with a clinical break of 76 before pinning the double 18.

Anderson, champion in both 2015 and 2016, was playing in the last four for the seventh time, and despite Wright’s “Deller” 138 in the third leg of the fourth set, “The Flying Scotsman” hit the scoreboard with a whopping 92 checkout. on two double 18.

Anderson won the third set with this showy 92 out of two double 18s

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Anderson won the third set with this showy 92 out of two double 18s

Anderson won the third set with this showy 92 out of two double 18s

It started when Anderson struck the next 3-1 with a maximum followed by a checkout of 105 to send Ally Pally into a frenzy.

Wright went close to the fourth nine-darter of the tournament in the second leg of the sixth set. After hitting eight perfect darts, the Scotsman dropped below double 12 for even more history. He still managed 10, 12 and 15-legged darts on his way to a 4-2 lead.

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“The Flying Scotman” nailed this 105 checkout as he was starting to get more and more frustrated

“The Flying Scotman” nailed this 105 checkout as he was starting to get more and more frustrated

Anderson didn’t give up that easily and got Wright back in his sights thanks to an average of 116.80. However, the world number 2 secured the eighth set 3-1 to go inside one of the finals.

Sixth-placed Anderson was enjoying the fight as he got him back on 5-4 against his Scottish countryman before hitting a wonderful 104 in the third leg of the 10th set, it was Wright who reacted before completing a phenomenal win with a 116 look .

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Michael Smith vs Peter Wright

‘Bully Boy’ until the second Ally Pally final

Michael Smith admitted it was a tough match against James Wade but was happy to make it to his second Ally Pally final

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Michael Smith admitted it was a tough match against James Wade but was happy to make it to his second Ally Pally final

Michael Smith admitted it was a tough match against James Wade but was happy to make it to his second Ally Pally final

Smith, runner-up behind Michael van Gerwen in 2019, scored a throw-in lead with the double 4 before quickly doubling his lead with a brilliant 114 checkout, averaging 119.14 for the set.

Smith took the second set with this elegant 114

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Smith took the second set with this elegant 114

Smith took the second set with this elegant 114

Wade, who was playing in the semi-finals for the first time since 2013, was unable to cope with the scoring power of the St Helens blacksmith, but despite receiving an absolute punch, he somehow tore the third set with an extraordinary 121 checkout in the decisive leg after Smith wasted two darts to take the lead by 3-0.

Wade's 121 allowed him to land a dramatic third set

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Wade’s 121 allowed him to land a dramatic third set

Wade’s 121 allowed him to land a dramatic third set

The 38-year-old is an outsider after seeing his rankings plummet in recent weeks, but “The Machine” insists he’s having fun proving people wrong, especially Sky Sports expert Wayne Mardle.

However, in the fourth set he let slip a two-legged advantage, as ‘Bully Boy’ affirmed it in a decisive decision to go 3-1.

Wade got his second 121 - this time on target!

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Wade got his second 121 – this time on target!

Wade got his second 121 – this time on target!

Although Wade pinned a vintage target for his second 121 of the match in the next set, it was Smith who recovered with three legs spinning to catch it.

An 11th top followed by a sublime checkout of 130 on target gave Smith an early break in the sixth set, which propelled him to a white set and a comfortable 5-1 lead.

'Bully Boy' beat in this final 130 on target at the start of the sixth set

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‘Bully Boy’ beat in this final 130 on target at the start of the sixth set

‘Bully Boy’ beat in this final 130 on target at the start of the sixth set

But despite Smith’s 112 opening to start the seventh set, it was Wade who buried a brilliant 160 for 5-2 and Aldershot’s ace made two consecutive sets after triplets dropped his opponent.

Wade won the seventh set with this awesome 160th checkout

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Wade won the seventh set with this awesome 160th checkout

Wade won the seventh set with this awesome 160th checkout

The 31-year-old has finally booked his ticket for the fourth leg of the ninth set after a lavish 150 set-up shot followed by a double 10 with his second dart of the match.

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