James Wade Hits Incredible Nine-Darter At PDC World Darts Championship
James Wade has lit up the Alexandra Palace stage with an incredible nine-dart finish at the PDC World Darts Championship on Tuesday.
The 37-year-old is the first competitor in five years to manage the perfect leg, since Gary Anderson's effort against Jelle Klaasen in 2016.
Sadly there were no fans there to watch the amazing feat, with coronavirus restrictions meaning that the tournament is being played in an empty Ally Pally this year.
The nine-darter also wasn't enough for Wade to come away with the victory, with opponent Stephen Bunting winning 4-2 to head through into the last-16.
Wade had gone 2-0 ahead despite Bunting outscoring him, but eventually the weight of points told once Bunting was able to start hitting the doubles.
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James Wade hits a nine-darter but struggled to maintain that level as Stephen Bunting rattles off four sets on the spin to clinch a spot in the next round!
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After the match, Bunting spoke on his victory - which came despite suffering from Covid-19 this year.
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He also mentioned that not having fans was helpful for him, as the nine-darter "blur" would have had the room bouncing after the effort.
Stephen Bunting reflects on his victory over James Wade and looks ahead at what's to come..- Sky Sports Darts (@SkySportsDarts) December 29, 2020
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He will face Ryan Searle in the next round, and they will play on Wednseday afternoon.
Wade will have to wait another year for glory, having made it to the semi-finals of the world championship on three occasions - but never any further.
Watch the incredible nine dart effort below...
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