PDC World Championship 2021: Gerwyn Price to face Gary Anderson in final

By Siân PriceBBC Sport Wales
Gerwyn Price also reached the PDC World Championship semi-finals in 2020
Gerwyn Price also reached the PDC World Championship semi-finals in 2020
William Hill PDC World Darts Championship 2021
Venue: Alexandra Palace, London Date: 15 December 2020 - 3 January 2021
Coverage: Daily reports on the BBC Sport website and app, plus live text coverage of the final on 3 January

World number three Gerwyn Price became the first Welshman to reach the PDC World Championship final as he beat Stephen Bunting 6-4 in London.

A high-quality contest with a record 13 100-plus finishes at Alexandra Palace saw Price, who was 3-1 and 4-3 behind, hit 15 180s for an average of 100.

The 35-year-old will play Gary Anderson in Sunday's final after the Scotsman beat England's Dave Chisnall 6-3.

Two-time champion Anderson averaged 100 as he reached a fifth PDC world final.

Price will become world number one for the first time if he lifts the Sid Waddell Trophy on Sunday night.

"I'm here to win this tournament and I've got every chance of winning this tomorrow," he said.

The Welshman took the first set with a 105 average after the opening four legs of the match all ended with ton-plus checkouts.

In the seventh set Bunting - who had a superior doubles percentage with 53 to his opponent's 47 - made a superb 148 checkout to break Price's throw.

However, Price levelled the match again in the eighth set with a massive 112 average and took the momentum to win the ninth and go on to close out the match.

"I'm glad I played a little bit better and got through that game," said Price, whose average did not drop below 100 in the match.

"It's going to be a really, really tough game, but after that game I'm full of beans and full of confidence."

In the second semi-final, eighth seed Chisnall was unable to repeat the brilliance of Friday's 5-0 demolition of world number one Michael van Gerwen, when he averaged 107 and hit 14 180s.

Playing in his first world semi-final, Chisnall, who had lost to Anderson in two previous quarter-finals, found himself 3-1 and 4-2 behind.

The 40-year-old found a 170 finish, one of four 100-plus checkouts to the Scotsman's two, but Anderson provided the greater consistency and closed out the tie on his second match dart.

Anderson was far from happy with his performance and said: "It felt atrocious. I'll need to buck my ideas up."

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