James Wade hits nine-darter at PDC Darts before crashing out

  • Player records only 10th nine-darter in World Championships
  • Brilliant display fails to prevent 4-2 defeat to Stephen Bunting

James Wade recorded only the 10th nine-darter in PDC World Darts Championship history in his third-round match against Stephen Bunting at Alexandra Palace, before going down to a 4-2 defeat.

Wade had seen his English compatriot battle back from 2-0 down to level proceedings at two sets apiece before writing his name into the competition’s history books. The left-hander threw seven successive triple 20s followed by a triple 19 before nonchalantly finding the double 12, celebrating the moment with an understated fist bump with Bunting.

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