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Peter Wright v Gary Anderson live stream | World Darts Championship Semi-Final preview

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Wright and Anderson go head-to-head (credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Scottish rivals Peter Wright and Gary Anderson lock horns in a quest to reach the 2021/22 World Darts Championship final at Alexandra Palace on Sunday.

The decorated duo go head-to-head in a mouth-watering clash for the right to remain on course to lift the illustrious Sid Waddell Trophy once again.

Both players are no strangers to appearing at this stage of the competition, having racked up 11 PDC World Championship Semi-Final appearances between them.

Wright is in pursuit of a second world title in the space of three years as he bids to defend the £500,000 prize money against his world ranking position.

The world number two opened up with a routine straight sets win over Ryan Meikle before averaging 102 in a 4-3 victory over Damon Heta after an inspired change of darts at two sets down.

Wright, who claimed the World Matchplay and Players Championship Finals titles in 2021, then swept aside an out of sorts Ryan Searle 4-1 before holding his nerve in a pulsating tie break to edge out emerging star Callan Rydz 5-4 in the Quarter-Finals with another 99 average.

Snakebite, who could move to within touching distance of the world number one spot if he was to go all the way on Monday night, boasts a tournament average of 99.08 and 31 maximums to Anderson’s 94.46 tournament average and 21 180s.

Anderson, back-to-back World Champion in 2015 and 2016, has continued his superb spell of consistency on the Ally Pally stage, reaching his sixth Semi-Final in his last eight appearances.

The Flying Scotsman had endured a year to forget by his standards, failing to reach a major ranking Quarter-Final since the last World Championship, but has once again come good on the biggest stage of all.

A 3-1 win over fellow multiple World Champion Adrian Lewis saw Anderson maintain his record of having never lost his opening match here, and he backed that up by recovering from three sets down to defeat Ian White 4-3 before edging out 2018 World Champion Rob Cross by the same scoreline.

Anderson then swept aside UK Open runner-up Luke Humphries 5-2 in the Quarter-Finals on New Year’s Day and is now out to make it three wins from three over his former World Cup winning team-mate in this competition.

Anderson has won 29 of their 51 previous meetings, including a 6-3 success in their last Semi-Final encounter at Ally Pally in 2017.

Their latest show-down gets under way from 9.15pm GMT and will be contested over the best of 11 sets, best of five legs per set.

Either ten-time major champion James Wade or 2019 world finalist Michael Smith will await the winner in Monday’s final.

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