Michael van Gerwen produced a tournament-record average to reach World Championship final
MVG averages 114.05 in a sensational semi-final that also saw 29 maximums
Last Updated: 02/01/17 11:02pm
Michael van Gerwen stormed into the World Championship final after a scintillating 6-2 victory over fellow Dutchman Raymond van Barneveld at Alexandra Palace.
Van Barneveld took a 1-0 lead courtesy of 107, 131 and 96 checkouts to take the opening three legs but that did not affect Van Gerwen, who responded by taking the next leg with a 124 finish before sealing the set to level the scores.
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The two shared the next two sets before 27-year-old Van Gerwen stepped up another gear to leave his opponent in his wake, despite the number 12 seed averaging over 109 in the match.
An 11-dart finish helped Van Gerwen to take the fifth set and a checkout of 47 secured the sixth as he moved 4-2 up before the world No 1 won five of the next seven legs to stun Van Barneveld, sealing victory with two double 18s.
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