The final has been confirmed at the International Darts Open with Rob Cross set to face off against Gerwyn Price shortly in Riesa.

Cross saw off Peter Wright in a nail-biting contest in which he won 7-6 in a deciding leg. It was a close tie throughout with them both averaging around early 90’s and around 40 percent on the doubles.

‘Voltage’ started brilliantly going into cruise control making it 3-0 with 60 percent on the doubles at this point. He began to miss darts at doubles though to go further in front.

Wright pulled it back to 3-2 behind as a result and then it became 3-3. It was parity again with a 116 checkout from ‘Snakebite’ keeping it interesting.

He potentially hit a crucial break of throw with a 110 checkout to make it 5-4 but Cross came back again to put it on level terms. Cross went one away to go to the brink of the final at 6-5 but a decider occurred.

From there, Cross claimed the victory to move through to a tie with ‘The Iceman’ in what is a tantalising prospect.

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Evening Session (1915 local time, 1815 BST)

Daryl Gurney (91.31) 4-6 (100.23) Glen Durrant
Nathan Aspinall (91.89) 4-6 (94.27) Gerwyn Price
Peter Wright (100.2) 6-0 (83.04) Adrian Lewis
Rob Cross 6-1 Richard North

Glen Durrant (98.02) 3-7 (101.89) Gerwyn Price
Peter Wright (92.72) 6-7 (91.54) Rob Cross

Gerwyn Price v Rob Cross

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Author: Samuel Gill