MICHAEL VAN GERWEN defeated Adrian Lewis 4-1 in the battle of the two-time world champions to reach the quarter-finals of the 2018/19 William Hill World Darts Championship.

World number one Van Gerwen stormed into a 2-0 set lead, and looked to be coasting as he went 2-0 up in the third set before five missed doubles looked to have handed Lewis the advantage as he halved the deficit to trail 2-1 in sets.

With the match in the balance at 2-2 in set four, Van Gerwen fired in a timely 11-dart leg to regain his two-set cushion before edging the fifth set 3-2 to seal a 4-1 victory and his passage into the last eight.

Match Stats
Averages:
Van Gerwen - 108.08
Lewis - 101.16

180s:
Van Gerwen - 6
Lewis - 10

Highest Finish:
Van Gerwen - 127
​​​​​​​Lewis - 110

100+ Checkouts:
Van Gerwen - 2
​​​​​​​Lewis - 2

Finishing:
Van Gerwen - 14/32
​​​​​​​Lewis - 10/23

Michael van Gerwen (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

Adrian Lewis (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)