Scotland sink Netherlands in dramatic doubles decider to set up Wales World Cup of Darts showdown
Michael van Gerwen's wait for a title this year will live on after Netherlands crashed out of the World Cup of Darts during the Quarter-Final stage to an epic display from Scotland's Peter Wright and John Henderson.
Van Gerwen was the first player to get points on the board with a 4-1 success in the opening singles tie against John Henderson with his doubling providing the difference hitting 4/6 en route compared to 1/9 for Henderson.
It was all on Wright following that to keep Scottish hopes alive and he did just that in a match marred by a bounceout for Dirk van Duijvenbode on the bull from 87. A break was produced for Wright and from there, it was a 4-1 success with a 96 average and two 180's to send it all the way.
First blood went to Netherlands in the pairs decider as Van Gerwen held throw and it went to script until missed darts allowed them a route to go one away at 3-1 after three and six missed respectively. Van Gerwen kept them in it at 3-2 down.
Henderson missed a match dart at 104 on double 12 to claim the match and Van Gerwen produced a roar as he broke to go one away with the throw heading the way of the Dutch duo.
But as the pressure tolled Henderson was solid adding the trebles for Scotland with Van Gerwen unable to crack in the 147 as their chance.
'The Highlander' was given 64 for the match and he claimed the third match dart for Scotland on double 20 with both Henderson and Wright showing their emotion after winning through.