The pair shared the points in a scrappy affair on week five, showing only a few glimpses of their true quality.
The first two legs went with the throw before van Gerwen broke with a clinical 120 finish but Wright responded by taking out 101 to level.
The next four legs were shared before Wright produced a 158 checkout, which the world number one responded to with a 145.
Wright edged ahead by winning the eleventh leg, meaning the best ‘Mighty Mike’ could achieve was a draw.
And the Dutchman claimed a point by taking out 76.