GARY ANDERSON survived a scare to see off Chris Dobey 4-3 in the last 16 of the 2018/19 William Hill World Darts Championship.

Two-time World Champion Anderson and his protégé Dobey fired in a staggering 28 180s between them in a game which began with Dobey charging into a 2-0 lead.

Anderson stormed back, taking sets three and four to level, and took a 2-0 lead in set five, only for Dobey to reel off three straight legs to take a 3-2 lead.

The sixth set also went to a deciding leg, which Anderson won thanks to a 13-dart leg to take the match to a seventh and deciding set.

The high-quality contest continued with three consecutive 12-dart holds of throw, with Dobey ahead 2-1, before Anderson came back once again to win three successive legs to seal his place in the quarter-finals.

Match Stats
Averages:
Anderson - 98.75
Dobey - 100.83

180s:
Anderson - 13
Dobey - 15

Highest Finish:
Anderson - 123
​​​​​​​Dobey - 148

100+ Checkouts:
Anderson - 1
​​​​​​​Dobey - 2

Finishing:
Anderson - 18/42
​​​​​​​Dobey - 15/36

Gary Anderson (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

Chris Dobey (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)