World Darts Championship final begins with shocking 28-dart leg in Michael Smith's match against Peter WrightJanuary 3, 2022
THE World Darts Championship final started with a shambolic 28 DART leg.
Michael Smith and Peter Wright were both overcome by nerves as they dithered on easy doubles in the second leg.
Smith eventually edged it with a double one after both men had gone bust.
Scottish former world champ Wright edged the first leg in relatively hassle-free fashion.
And it looked like Smith was going to make it 1-1 in the second.
But after both men missed a string of doubles they would usually make, Wright had just 10 to clear with Smith stuck on seven.
Wright missed double five and then went too low with his second dart to leave him without a finish – so he bust on purpose.
That left Smith with a three, double two finish.
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But after the Englishman hit the three, he then clocked a two which left him one dart to hit double one.
And in quite comical fashion, he missed above leaving him two to clear.
The crowd were loving it as the pair played like pub players.
And the farce only continued as Wright missed double five THREE times above.
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Smith then bust before Wright made it five misses on the spin before hitting five which left him the same number to clear.
And after having a sip of water and composing himself, Smith finally nailed the double one which sent the crowd wild.
Wright went on to storm into a commanding lead by taking a two-set lead before Smith battled back to win the third.
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