van Gerwen
16

Taylor
13

Darts

ByTheMinDarts

Hello again everyone and welcome to coverage of the final of the 2015 Grand Slam of Darts. @Ugster1 to take you through the action.

It's Phil Taylor v Michael van Gerwen, the most successful player ever against the man of the moment. Could be a classic.

van Gerwen has of course been on fire all week, but Taylor is the defending champ. Taylor must get off to a good start, I think.

@RyanWest1990 That would be superb - hoping they'll spur each other on!

@Italiamiacasa Have to agree - Taylor must be ready to jump on any chance he gets.

Right then, action only a few minutes away. Players on their way to the oche, Taylor first to make the walk.

And here's MVG, looking mighty relaxed. Crowd sound in good voice, pro Taylor it seems. Taylor with the darts. Game on!

Taylor starts with a 180! And then 177!!! 6 perfect so far...

....and the hits t5 with the seventh! Leaves himself 12, 11 dart leg. Great start!

MVG not hitting the heights yet. Also suffers a bounce out, Taylor with 141 chance...can't take it, but MVG on 170...no, not done...