Ending a superb session was another thriller as Stephen Bunting ended a losing streak of the last eight games in the St Helens derby against Dave Chisnall at the PDC World Darts Championship.
Bunting produced a 102.2 average, nine 180's and three ton plus checkouts as he sealed a 4-2 win with Chisnall hitting 11 180's and three ton plus checkouts himself in defeat.
Chisnall missed 138 for the opening leg and Bunting responded with 126 on the bull. The former held on double 10. A 114 checkout saw Chisnall one away from the opening set with the darts. Both hit 180’s but a 53 checkout was pinned by Chisnall.
Chisnall missed a dart from 61 and Bunting went one away from 1-1 in sets which he sealed on double 10 with a 106.98 average.
Bunting missed a dart at 120 to break and go one away from another set but Chisnall chased around and Bunting sealed it. With Chisnall waiting on double 20 after a 180, Bunting smashed in a 140 checkout using two double 20’s.
A 121 checkout saw Chisnall hold to begin fourth set. He went one away from 2-2 in sets. An 81 checkout on double six saw Bunting leave it poised but Chisnall hit double five to make it 2-2.
Chisnall took it up to 11 180’s and hit a 73 checkout to break. Bunting hit back with a 44 checkout to break again. Double 10 saw Bunting go 2-1 up towards 3-2 in sets which he sealed.
He began the next set with a 104 checkout to break in the sixth set. A 108 checkout saw Chisnall make it 1-1. A 79 checkout saw Bunting one away from throwing for the match.
Bunting missed 68 and Chisnall hit double four. The former hit a timely 180 to leave 100 but couldn’t get a match dart. Chisnall though missed 120 for the set and Bunting returned for double 20.
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