Rob Cross ended Michael van Gerwen's World Darts Championship reign with dramatic win
By Sky Sports Darts
Last Updated: 31/12/17 7:28pm
Debutant Rob Cross ended Michael van Gerwen's reign as World Darts Champion with a dramatic and thrilling sudden-death leg victory in the semi-finals.
The Englishman led for much of the semi-final and eventually finished off the defending champion in a sudden-death leg to claim a remarkable 6-5 victory.
Cross, in his first season as a professional, is amazingly now on the verge of a maiden world title.
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Cross took advantage of uncharacteristically poor finishing from the Dutchman. Both players squandered opportunities to win the match before 'Voltage' held his nerve in the 11th leg of the deciding set.
Click on the video above to see how Cross held his nerve to sink double eight for a famous win which set up a showdown with 16-time winner Phil Taylor...
The 2018 World Championship from Alexandra Palace concludes on New Year's Eve with coverage of the final between Rob Cross and Phil Taylor. The action gets underway at 8pm on Sky Sports Darts & Sky Sports Main Event.
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