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World Darts Championship: Sensational Van Gerwen Breaks Record As He Reaches Final

MvG produced the highest ever World Championship average as he stormed past Barney.

WLLIAM HILL WORLD DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP 2017
ALEXANDRA PALACE,LONDON
PIC;LAWRENCE LUSTIG
SEMI FINAL
MICHAEL VAN GERWEN V RAYMOND VAN BARNEVELD
MICHAEL VAN GERWEN WINS

MICHAEL VAN GERWEN stormed through to the final of the William Hill World Darts Championship with a record-breaking performance against Raymond van Barneveld on Sunday. 

The world number one averaged 114.05 – the highest ever three-dart average in a World Championship match – in a 6-2 defeat of his Dutch rival, to set up a mouth-watering final showdown with defending champion Gary Anderson.

“It was a phenomenal performance,” said Van Gerwen, who hit 15 of the match’s 29 180s and also added a 124 finish, as he reached the final for the first time since he lifted the Sid Waddell trophy in 2014.

“Raymond made me play like that really though. I had to play like that to win this game so credit has to go to him too but this was amazing for me.

“I showed some real class and a really good performance. I broke another record and one that has been there for 15 years so it really is something special.

“I feel like anything is possible for me but I only have one goal and that is to lift the trophy.

“I also know that I have a very good player waiting for me in the final in Gary Anderson. I think it is the dream final that everybody wanted to see and it is going to be fantastic.”

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