After defeating Daryl Gurney on night one in Aberdeen, Gary Anderson continued his unbeaten start to the 2020 PDC Premier League season with a draw against reigning World Champion Peter Wright.
‘The Flying Scotsman’ was arguably the better player and controlled the opening taking two of the opening three legs. Wright squandered a dart at tops for a magnificent 160 checkout leaving the door open for Anderson to return on double ten.
2020 PDC World Champion Wright would begin to find his groove in the fourth set, nailing an 11-darter to bring the match level once again. He would lead for the first time in the match after five legs, nailing his fourth maximum of the contest before hitting the crucial double.
Double four would allow ‘Snakebite’ to double his cushion to two legs, leaving a lot for Anderson to do if he wanted to leave Nottingham with his unbeaten record in tact. But some sloppy doubling from the champ allowed Anderson back in, the former Premier League champion levelling proceedings once again with just four legs remaining.
After Wright took the ninth leg, Anderson would hold his nerve to restore parity at five a piece. The Scottish World Cup teammates could not be split in Nottingham as they shared the spoils in the match of the evening.
Wright took out a 101 checkout to secure his first point of the season. Anderson now sitting comfortably on three points after two games.
Anderson will face Premier League debutante Glen Durrant in the final match of next weeks event in Cardiff as he looks to preserve that unbeaten record against ‘Duzza’.
BY JOSH GREEN (@JoshGreenMedia)
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