World Darts Championship

Darts

ByTheMinDarts

Tonight's schedule: Aleksandr Oreshkin 0 v 2 Kevin Munch (0-3, 1-3) (P) John Henderson 3 v 0 Marko Kantele (3-2, 3-0, 3-1) Raymond van Barneveld 3 v 0 Richard North (3-0, 3-1, 3-2) Adrian Lewis 1 v 3 Kevin Munch (3-1, 2-3, 0-3, 2-3)

Pinned

Opens up the 3rd leg with a maximum. Barney is on it now.

North grimacing a bit as he can't quite hit what he's aiming at.

81 for Barney... and just like that D16 in the middle of the bed. First set wrapped up.

107 average, 3 out of 3 at double. It doesn't get much better than that. North has run into a charging bull there.

North gets the 2nd leg underway

North as he should be, first to a finish. Tries for tops, tops.... gets the first

D10 at the 2nd time of asking, gets North on the board. 1-0

Barney has that effortless, fluid throwing motion going here. North meanwhile isn't getting any kind of groupings going. Barney takes out 71. 1-1

With North on 100, Barney drops in a casual 180 to pressure. It pays off, North can't finish. Barney takes out 76 with D18. 2-1 to the Dutchman

180s going in, but a wayward middle throw left Barney with 6 darts to finish. North pressured him with 180 to get to 8. Barney missed tops. North then failed to finish his 8. RvB applies the kill shot. He's 2 sets to the good.