Gary Anderson throws nine darter en route to world final

Gary Anderson makes his way to the Oche during day one of the William Hill PDC World Championship at

Gary Anderson makes his way to the Oche during day one of the William Hill PDC World Championship at Alexandra Palace, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 17, 2015. See PA story DARTS London. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

BURNHAM’s Gary Anderson threw his second televised nine-dart leg as he saw off Dutchman Jelle Klaasen with ease in the PDC World Championships tonight (Saturday).

Klaasen had already seen off last year’s finalist Phil Taylor in round three but had no answer for the Flying Scotsman, originally from East Lothians, who fired in an impressive 106 average on his way to a 6-0 victory.

The 45 year old will look to retain the world championship title he won last year as he faces Adrian Lewis at Alexandra Palace in London tomorrow, in a repeat of the 2011 final.

Anderson averaged more than 113 in his opening two sets as he begun like a juggernaut, throwing just 34 darts to wrap up the opener which included the second televised nine darter of his career, and the first of the tournament.

He has enjoyed an exceptional tournament to date, dropping only two sets on his way to his meeting with Lewis.

Speaking after the match, he told Sky Sports: “I’m feeling good and happy. I’ve got Adrian in a repeat of 2011, which still hurts. It could happen again tomorrow but we’ll see.

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“It would be a phenomenal achievement to retain the title. I don’t think I’m playing any better than last year, though.”

The final will be played live on Sky Sports from 6.30pm.

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