Scotland crowned 2021 World Cup of Darts champions after victory over Austria

Scotland are the 2021 World Cup of Darts champions after defeating Austria 3-1 in the final with Peter Wright and John Henderson securing glory in Jena.

For Wright, it is a second World Cup of Darts title after not being part of the line-up since his victory with Gary Anderson back in 2019, while for Henderson, it is a first TV title in his second appearance after taking the spot of 'The Flying Scotsman'.

First up in the singles matches, Mensur Suljovic faced off against John Henderson and it was first blood to Austria.

A 4-1 success for 'The Gentle' which included a 160 checkout and an 89 average saw the impetus go the way of Austria.

Peter Wright levelled it up though and left it poised going into the pairs match by dispatching Rowby-John Rodriguez 4-1 with a 98 average with Scotland and Austria at 1-1.

To begin the pairs match, it was advantage to Austria though as Suljovic and Rodriguez went 2-0 up. Henderson finally got Scotland's first leg in the pairs on the board at 3-1 down before two missed match darts allowed Wright to peg back at 3-2 behind.

He missed a third match dart and Henderson stepped in for double five to put Scotland level at 3-3.

They blew five match darts in all as Scotland reeled off four legs on the spin to enter a 2-1 lead. All eyes were now on Peter Wright, if he won Scotland were champions.

He opened up a 2-0 lead on Suljovic to begin the match before squandering five darts at doubles and Suljovic sealed a repreive to halve the deficit.

A brilliant 156 checkout though saw Wright break back for a 3-1 advantage and with a hold, he would claim glory. But there was yet more drama as Wright missed five darts for the title and Suljovic saved his skin with double two at 3-2. It was made 3-3 before Wright finished it off with a 14-darter to finally get over the line.

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