World darts Championship: Gary Anderson into quarter-finals

Gary Anderson
Gary Anderson beat Adrian Lewis in the 2016 final
William Hill World Darts Championship
Venue: Alexandra Palace, London Dates: 15 December to 2 January
BBC coverage: Daily reports and results plus live text commentary on the final.

Defending champion Gary Anderson is into the PDC World Darts Championship quarter-finals after beating Benito van de Pas 4-2 in a high class match.

Scotland's Anderson averaged 107.68 - the highest in the tournament so far - compared to his Dutch opponent's 102.3.

The pair also threw 20 180s in total at London's Alexandra Palace.

Dutchman Raymond van Barneveld, seeded 12th, beat fifth seed Adrian Lewis 4-3 in a pulsating match between two former champions to reach the last eight.

Lewis - beaten by Anderson in last year's final - led 3-2 against Van Barneveld before the 2007 champion hit back.

Earlier in the second round, third seed Peter Wright comprehensively beat Wales' Jamie Lewis 4-0.

The Scot dropped just one leg in the match with a checkout percentage of 75%.

In the other round two matches, Belgium's Kim Huybrechts beat Germany's Max Hopp 4-0. Sixth seed James Wade beat fellow Englishman Steve Beaton 4-1 and the Netherlands' 10th seed Jelle Klaasen beat Northern Ireland's Brendan Dolan 4-0.

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