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Pipe leads 2 sets to 1 Third Set - Pipe 1:3 Smith Well well! Pipe looked to be favourite for the leg at one point, but a poor visit from him and then a 171 for Smith meant the latter just needed d20 for the leg and set. Back for the fourth soon...

Pipe leads 2 sets to 1 Fourth Set - Pipe 0:1 Smith Smith with the darts here, and scoring well in the leg. Takes out 117 to win the leg too - are we looking at more problems for a seed in this World Championship?

Pipe leads 2 sets to 1 Fourth Set - Pipe 1:1 Smith Pipe looking better in that leg, wins with d20. However, Smith only needs to hold his throw to take it to a deciding set, and he’s looking steady at the moment.

Pipe leads 2 sets to 1 Fourth Set - Pipe 1:2 Smith Thought Smith may have problems holding there, as Pipe seemed to have taken the darts, but Smith hits another 100+ finish - 104 this time - to keep the advantage in the set.

Pipe leads 2 sets to 1 Fourth Set - Pipe 2:2 Smith Very good leg from Pipe, miles ahead on throw, takes out 96 in 12 darts, now there’s some pressure on Smith.

Match level, 2 sets all Fourth Set - Pipe 2:3 Smith Lim, Munch...Bernie Smith? Just about did enough in the leg to hold, although Pipe did have a dart at d16. Smith took the chance when Pipe missed, and we’re into the decider.

Match level, 2 sets all Fifth Set - Pipe 0:1 Smith Break for Smith! 86 checkout on the bull, the crowd that remain seem to be very much on his side! Some good scoring in that leg from the New Zealander too.

Match level, 2 sets all Fifth Set - Pipe 1:1 Smith Smith nearly hits 101 for the out, Pipe then nearly makes a mess of 52 but hits d8 to break back. A war of attrition now.

Match level, 2 sets all Fifth Set - Pipe 1:2 Smith Very close all the way down, Pipe gets to the finish first though as Smith leaves 159, but Pipe can’t hit a treble top. Needing 66, Smith hits t10, hits the second attempt at d18 and he’s only one leg away having been two sets down!

Match level, 2 sets all Fifth Set - Pipe 2:2 Smith Pipe breaks back to take us to ‘extra time’ - Smith had two darts to win, but couldn’t do the job. Pipe has the throw, players need to win by two clear legs to take the set and match.