Van den Bergh recovers to seal clean sweep for Belgium over Latvia at World Cup of Darts
It is a third game in a row where it has been a clean sweep in the World Cup of Darts second round but it nearly went to a doubles decider between Belgium and Latvia with Dimitri van den Bergh recovering to defeat Madars Razma to claim it 2-0.
Huybrechts began the singles action for Belgium against Janis Mustafejevs and made quick work of the debutant with a 4-0 win which saw 'The Hurricane' average 87 with the all important 50% on the doubles (4/8) compared to 0/3 from the Latvian who only averaged 69.
While for Van den Bergh, it was anything but quick work for the World Matchplay champion against Madars Razma who went 3-1 up with a break of throw against The Dreammaker but couldn't force a doubles decider with two missed match darts as the Belgian came back.
Razma missed double nine off a 49 checkout going inside and spurning a match dart and this allowed Van den Bergh a quick break back. The former left 70 to pressure Van den Bergh's throw in the requisite leg but he pinned double 12 and he smashed in a 103 checkout to win through and make sure of a third straight clean sweep.
World Cup of Darts 2020 schedule
Afternoon session (12:00 GMT)
Canada 2-0 New Zealand
Singles 1: Jeff Smith (88.32) 4-1 (88.41) Haupai Puha
Singles 2: Matt Campbell (96.2) 4-2 (87.84) Cody Harris
Austria 2-0 Portugal
Singles 1: Mensur Suljovic (86.48) 4-2 (93.52) Jose De Sousa
Singles 2: Rowby-John Rodriguez (81.36) 4-1 (74.22) Jose Marques
Belgium 2-0 Latvia
Singles 1: Kim Huybrechts (87.13) 4-0 (69.43) Janis Mustafejevs
Singles 2: Dimitri Van den Bergh (83.56) 4-3 (82.76) Madars Razma
England v Lithuania
Singles 1: Michael Smith v Darius Labanauskas
Singles 2: Rob Cross v Mindaugas Barauskas