Lim springs Webster upset

19 December 2017 23:08:17 GMTPlus11

Paul Lim produced the biggest story of the night on day five of the 2018 PDC World Darts Championship as he beat former BDO world champion Mark Webster 3-2.

The Singapore Slinger had to win a preliminary match against Kai Fan Leung earlier in the evening in order to qualify to take on the number 30 seed.

In what was his 22nd appearance at a world championship, Lim hit six 180s against Webster and ended the game with a 95.98 average.

The last time he had progressed into the second round of this tournament was in 2001 and he will now have the opportunity to make it through to the last 16 when he takes on Gary Anderson on December 22nd, where he is 18/1 in the betting to win that match.

Daryl Gurney avoided becoming the latest scalp to fall in this year's championship with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Ronny Huybrechts earlier in the evening.

The World Grand Prix winner hit seven 180s and produced a maximum 170 checkout in the match against the Belgian, while also missing double 12 for a nine-darter.

Gurney was beaten in the quarter-final of this tournament in 2017 by the eventual winner Michael van Gerwen and the Northern Irishman will now meet John Henderson or Marko Kantele.

In Tuesday's session at the Ally Pally, five-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld begins his campaign against Richard North.

Barney is 1212/1 to lift the title this year where he is the number nine seed in the draw.

Jackpot Adrian Lewis is also in action when he takes on the winner of the preliminary tie between Aleksandr Oreshkin and Kevin Munch.

The 32-year-old won the world title in both 2011 and 2012 and is 1212/1 to make it a hat-trick of wins in 2018.

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