PDC World Championships: Round 2

Darts

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Dekker 1 (1) - 2 (0) Van den Bergh: Great reply from Dekker. He reels off the opening leg of the 4th set in double quick time with a two dart 100 checkout. Simples.

Dekker 1 (1) - 2 (1) Van den Bergh: They're doing legs too quickly at the moment. I can hardly type quick enough. Dekker nearly did bull, outer bull, bull for the 125. He was on the wire for it. Van den Bergh steps back in, bags double 8, and ties up the 4th set.

Dekker 1 (1) - 2 (2) Van den Bergh: Dekker needing 32 to get out. More bed blocking than the NHS at Christmas. Van den Bergh back on 95. He only gets one dart at double 16. He only needs one dart at double 16. It's a break, and he's serving for a 3-1 lead.

Dekker 1 (0) - 3 (0) Van den Bergh: Van den Bergh has 132, but Dekker is back on 221, so just sets up for 20. Double 10 for Set 4. Missed it. And Double 5 too. Decides to bust. Can Dekker punish from 121. On the wire for the bullseye. Would have been something. Van den Bergh buries it into D10, and he takes a 3-1 lead. He's a set away from Round 3.

Dekker 1 (0) - 3 (0) Van den Bergh: Dimitri has the darts in Set 5. Win it, and he's through. He's started with a 39 though. Not ideal.

Dekker 1 (0) - 3 (1) Van den Bergh: Van Den Bergh makes a hash of going for 90-something, ending with two in the outer bull. Dekker doesn't punish, missing his dart at tops. Van den Dergh then chases round the board to eventually hit Double 4. Sounds confusing right. It was a bit odd to watch to be perfectly honest. Dimitri is two legs away.

Dekker 1 (1) - 3 (1) Van den Bergh: Oh. Jan Dekker has won that leg apparently. I was debating the pitfalls of the ITV gameshow Cannonball. I'll spare some more attention on the darts now. Promise.

Dekker 1 (2) - 3 (1) Van den Bergh: Van den Bergh going at a 135. Always tricky, but he's left himself 52. Dekker unsurprisingly can't hit 170, so Dimitri has two darts at doubles. Misses both. Dekker nails double 18. Has the break, and has the darts to take set 5.

Dekker 2 (0) - 3 (0) Van den Bergh: Van den Bergh gets the first shot at a finish. But it's 164. Which is exceedingly tricky. And won't be hit when you start with single 1. Dekker then from 74. Two darts at Double 16. Perfecto. Jan is back in it, and has the darts in Set 6. 2-3.

Dekker 2 (0) - 3 (1) Van den Bergh: Ouch. Felt the pain as that dart hit the middle of double top. It's the first leg break from Van den Bergh, who is looking to kill this game off before a potential deciding set. He needed two darts at the double. The first effort was shambolic. The second one was perfect.