Brilliant Bunting breezes past under par Humphries in superb display, sets up Quarter-Final clash with Smith

The Quarter-Final line-up is complete at the PDC World Darts Championship with Stephen Bunting producing a superb display to ease past Luke Humphries who didn't catch light as 'The Bullet' continued to get better.

Bunting produced a 99 average, seven 180's, 46% on the doubles and three ton plus checkouts and will have another St Helens derby against Michael Smith awaiting. Defending a semi-final from two years ago, he is one game away from doing just that.

Early nerves were apparent as Humphries handed Bunting an early break. He followed it up with a 121 checkout to make it 2-0.

Bunting missed set darts and Humphries hit a 119 but it was ‘The Bullet’ who had the darts. Humphries had darts to break but handed Bunting a chance to win the set which he took on double eight.

Bunting continued his stranglehold on the tie hitting double four for a break at 2-0 up before sealing the set averaging 115 to make it 6/7 legs won.

Bunting missed 106 for the opening break and Humphries won only his second leg of the match holding throw. The former held on double four. But Humphries went on to win the set on double 20 to get a foothold in the tie.

Bunting hit an 87 checkout for an opening hold. He was waiting to break and go 2-1 up and Humphries hit a 66 checkout for 1-1. Bunting hit double eight and was one away from a 3-1 sets lead.

Humphries hit a 71 checkout to make it 2-2. Bunting drifted into double nine off 144 leaving double three which he pinned for a 3-1 sets lead.

A 106 checkout from Bunting saw him break to begin set five. He followed it up with an 83 checkout to go one away and Humphries was resigned to his fate as Bunting sealed it on double 16.

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