Lewis to face Anderson
Adrian Lewis saw off Mark Webster to set up a final showdown with Gary Anderson at the PDC World Darts Championship.
Last Updated: 03/01/11 2:48pm
Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis will go head-to-head in the PDC World Darts Championship final after contrasting semi-final wins.
Anderson continued his fine form at Alexandra Palace with an impressive 6-2 victory over Terry Jenkins in the first match on stage on Sunday night.
The Scotsman fired in 12 maximums, and maintained his record of finishing with a three-dart average of over 100 in every round, as he flattened 'The Bull'.
Next up for Anderson will be Lewis, who reached the final of the tournament for the first time thanks to a battling 6-4 victory over Mark Webster.
Having caused an upset by knocking out Phil Taylor in the last round, Webster seemed set to clinch a second straight success over a player from the Potteries when he battled back from 4-2 down to level matters at 4-4.
However, 'Jackpot' held off the Welshman's rally, producing some impressive finishing under pressure.
Double eight gave Lewis a tight ninth set and, having seen his rival nail an 11-darter at the start of the 10th, he then won three legs in a row to clinch victory.
"It was a strange game. I went 4-2 up and then I couldn't get into it. But he (Webster) just doesn't go away," he told Sky Sports.
After splitting the first four sets, Lewis hit a 131 checkout on his way to taking the fifth before taking the next without dropping a leg.
Webster, though, fought back impressively; he even looked the most likely winner when he opened the ninth set with a 103 finish with his rival waiting for a chance to have a go at double four.
Yet Lewis was not to be denied, the 25-year-old taking out 76 and then 82 to end a see-saw contest.
Life had been much easier for Anderson earlier on in the evening, as he overcame losing the opening set to Jenkins, who hit the first four doubles he attempted, by winning the next five on the bounce.
In the end he could have made it six in a row but a lapse in concentration on his doubles allowed Jenkins to delay the inevitable by taking seventh set.
But Anderson, who checked out on 126 twice, made no mistake in the next set, double four steadying his nerves before he took out tops to reach the final.
"Last time I played Terry on TV was a battle and I think I lost 16-14," he said afterwards.
"He's usually very steady. He won the first set and I thought I might be in trouble but I got it back to 1-1 and I think I should have wrapped it up 6-1 to be honest."