GARY ANDERSON began his bid for a third world title with a 3-1 win over Kevin Burness in the second round of the 2018/19 William Hill World Darts Championship.

Two-time World Champion Anderson edged the opening set 3-2, before Irish Matchplay Champion Burness hit straight back to level it up at 1-1.

 

Anderson found himself scrambling for doubles at times in the third set, but found double five with his last dart to take the third 3-0.

The world number four wasted no time in clinching the last set to set up a meeting with either Jermaine Wattimena or Michael Barnard in the third round.

Match Stats
Averages:
Anderson - 94.97
Burness - 93.05

180s:
Anderson - 7
Burness - 6

Highest Finish:
Anderson -130
Burness - 82

100+ Checkouts:
Anderson - 1
Burness - 0

Finishing:
Anderson - 9/26
Burness - 5/14

Gary Anderson (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

Kevin Burness (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)