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Adrian Lewis Pulling Off A No-Look 180 Still Needs Explaining, It's The Sport's Coldest Moment

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Adrian Lewis Pulling Off A No-Look 180 Still Needs Explaining, It's The Sport's Coldest Moment

Adrian Lewis pulled off a no-look 180 against Peter Manley at the 2006 PDC World Championship and it's still the coldest moment in darts history.

Lewis faced off with his foe at the Circus Tavern in Essex and knew he needed a big showing after seeing Manley register a 180 of his own.

"Why don't you turn on the style Adrian Lewis?" a commentator asks as he steps up to the oche. Turn on the style he did.

'Jackpot' hit treble 20 twice before throwing his final dart and looking away from the board. The amount of bottle it takes to do that.

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He didn't watch the final dart go in as fans in the arena and commentary lost their minds.

What did Lewis do to react? His best Eric Cantona impression, looking around and soaking in the sea of applause and cheers.

Fans have reacted to the clip and they're in absolute awe at what they saw.

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One commented: "Stupid but brilliant. The guy was just in the zone."

Another added: "People got so pumped on this I'm not saying I could do it but damn."

While a third said: "Manley smug with his 180. Then boom, doing that blind."

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy
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It was Manley who walked out winner and who advanced to the semi-finals despite Lewis' remarkable showing.

The victory didn't come without controversy however as Lewis claimed his opponent was whispering and swearing in his ear in a display of gamesmanship.

'One Dart' denied any wrongdoing and said it was all part of Lewis' learning, as he was only 20-years-old at the time.

He explained: "There were a few little incidents and maybe Adrian wanted to blame someone else because he didn't play as well as he had.

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"I heard something when I was going for a double four. I've no problem with Adrian, he's a lovely lad."

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Manley would make the final of that year's tournament but fall to defeat against Phil 'The Power' Taylor.

There's every chance this match goes down as one of the greatest in darts history and it was a sign of things to come for Lewis.

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He'd end up becoming PDC World Darts Champion in 2011 and 2012.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Darts

Daniel Marland
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