Gary Anderson hits nine-darter in whitewash win over Jelle Klaasen
By Richard Damerell
Last Updated: 03/01/16 3:45pm
Gary Anderson completed a nine-darter in a masterful 6-0 win over Jelle Klaasen in the semi-finals of the World Darts Championship .
The defending champion produced the first perfect leg of this year's tournament during a superb individual display, ending with an average of 107 as he set-up a showdown with Adrian Lewis in Sunday's final.
During a storming start, Anderson quickly snapped up two legs before sealing the perfect leg, firing in back-to-back 180s and a fantastic 141 checkout to earn himself a £15,000 bonus.
Watching on, Klaasen grinned ruefully and applauded Anderson, but his sheepish smile turned into a grimace as his opponent continued to rack up legs at a relentless pace.
After collecting the second set with a composed 80 checkout, Anderson briefly threatened another nine-darter in the third, and would open up a 3-0 lead in the match with a superb 142 finish.
Klaasen desperately tried to apply the brakes to 'The Flying Scotsman' in the fourth set and levelled at two legs each following checkouts of 84 and 81.
But the Dutchman snatched at a dart for the set and was punished when Anderson picked out double 10.
Not even 180s in consecutive legs could stall the Scot's charge and he found double six for the fifth set, moving one away from victory.
A whitewash win was secured after Anderson finished off 48 and he will next face Lewis, who defeated him in the 2011 final.
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