Durrant sees off De Zwaan in emphatic display to claim Last 16 spot at World Matchplay

Glen Durrant is through to the second round of the World Matchplay after seeing off Jeffrey de Zwaan in an emphatic 10-3 win.

Durrant hit a 107 average and six 180's in victory as he showed some of the form which saw him reach the semi-finals last year and he has set the benchmark ahead of facing either World Champion, Peter Wright or the in-form Portuguese debutant, Jose de Sousa next up.

Durrant lead early doors after both exchanged holds with the former claiming a break of throw and a 14-darter followed by a hold to make it 3-1.

At the break, he raced clear at 4-1 up with a 98.7 average and 50% on the doubles. He missed three darts at doubles though and De Zwaan found a break of throw with an 80 checkout to make it 4-2.

They traded 180's before Durrant claimed a break back straight away with an 11-darter to make it 5-2 to race clear again.

De Zwaan closed the gap to 6-3 but Durrant once again maintained his advantage as he looked to surge towards the second round with a 106 average to boot. He broke to make it 8-3 and a fifth 180 and double eight saw him go one away. From there, he concluded it 10-3 to finish an astonishing display.

Click here for more information about the World Matchplay , including the tournament bracket, TV coverage and prize money breakdown.

Schedule World Matchplay 2020
Sunday July 19
First Round

Mensur Suljovic (100.35) 12-10 (101.13) Jamie Hughes
Glen Durrant (107.29) 10-3 (96.71) Jeffrey de Zwaan
Rob Cross v Gabriel Clemens
Peter Wright v Jose de Sousa
Michael Smith v Jonny Clayton



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