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Van Gerwen, Anderson through to quarter-finals of World Darts Championship

The world number one held off two-time champion Adrian Lewis 4-1 at Alexandra Palace to progress to the last eight on Thursday.

Darts star Michael van Gerwen.
Darts star Michael van Gerwen.

WORLD NUMBER ONE Michael van Gerwen booked his spot in the quarter-finals of the PDC World Championship after outlasting Adrian Lewis.

Dutch top seed Van Gerwen held off two-time champion Lewis 4-1 at Alexandra Palace to progress to the last eight on Thursday.

A routine victory appeared to be on the cards for Van Gerwen, who opened a 2-0 lead before failing to close out the third set.

That opened the door for Lewis as the 16th seed capitalised by reducing the deficit and taking a 2-1 lead on legs in the fourth set before Van Gerwen responded and eventually clinched victory.

Earlier in the evening, another two-time champion, Gary Anderson, came through an enthralling encounter with Chris Dobey.

Despite his opponent hitting 15 180s — two more than the Scot — and boasting a better three-dart average, Anderson emerged as a 4-3 victor, having initially fallen two sets down.

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