Jermaine Wattimena knocked Glen Durrant out of the European Darts Open after coming back from a 5-2 deficit. ‘Duzza’ missed three match-darts to decide the match in his favour.
Durrant claimed four of the first five legs, before he took out 85 in the seventh leg to move 5-2 up. Wattimena hit double 8 to make 5-3 and stay alive. Durrant left 36 after twelve darts in the nineth leg, but the three-time Lakeside champion missed his three darts on double 18.
The Dutchman punished him as he took out tops and double 8 in the next leg to force a leg-decider. ‘Duzza’ had the throw in the last leg, but Wattimena took over the momentum with a maximum score. He left 40 after twelve darts and hit double 20 with his first matchdart.
Dimitri van den Bergh claimed a 6-3 win over Adrian Lewis after a great game, with both players averaging over 102. The Belgian hurt ‘Jackpot’ by taking out 129 and 161 for two break of throws. Van den Bergh finished the match in style with a superb 11-darter for the win.
European Darts Open – Second Round
Darren Webster (87.43) 6-3 (81.08) Pavel Jirkal
James Wade (97.87) 6-3 (92.49) Wesley Plaisier
Ian White (87.83) 5-6 (89.44) Justin Pipe
Gerwyn Price (97.39) 6-3 (86.63) Scott Taylor
Dave Chisnall (100.28) 6-2 (90.74) Ted Evetts
Jonny Clayton (85.01) 6-3 (86.54) Adam Hunt
Michael Smith (98.77) 5-6 (105.57) Krzysztof Ratajski
Daryl Gurney (90.98) 6-2 (90.21) Jeffrey de Zwaan
Adrian Lewis (102.54) 3-6 (102.29) Dimitri van den Bergh
Jermaine Wattimena (102.16) 6-5 (97.79) Glen Durrant
Joe Cullen v Vincent van der Voort
Michael van Gerwen v Mervyn King
Rob Cross v Steve Beaton
Mensur Suljovic v Matthew Dennant
Simon Whitlock v Ross Smith
Peter Wright v Kim Huybrechts
Tags: Dimitri van den Bergh | European Darts Open 2019 | Jermaine Wattimena
Jermaine Wattimena survives three match darts as he fights back from 5-2 down to beat debutant Glen Durrant 6-5.
A 102.16 average from ‘The Machine Gun’???
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