Wright & Van Gerwen advance on German Darts Championship Day Two

Martin Schindler, Peter Wright

Peter Wright and Michael van Gerwen advanced to the last 16 of the Interwetten German Darts Championship on Saturday in Hildesheim, Germany.

Day Two of the year's second European Tour event saw the 16 seeded players enter the tournament to take on Friday's first round winners at Halle 39.

Wright and Van Gerwen defeated Martin Schindler and Jose Justicia respectively to become two of 16 players to advance to Sunday's Finals Day.

World number one Wright defied a seven-point deficit in the averages to defeat German favourite Schindler 6-4, while Van Gerwen averaged 104.15 in a 6-3 win over Jose Justicia.

Wright will take on Krzysztof Ratajski in the last 16, after the Pole claimed a 6-3 win over Jamie Hughes.

Martin Lukeman lays in wait for Van Gerwen after he defeated Damon Heta in the game of the day in Hildesheim.

Lukeman averaged 104.11 to Heta's 108.82, hitting five 180s to set up a meeting with world number five Van Gerwen.

Jonny Clayton defeated Scott Waites 6-2 to set up a meeting with Mensur Suljovic, who whitewashed Callan Rydz 6-0.

Karel Sedlacek also enjoyed a 6-0 rout of Chris Dobey, and the Czech will now face top seed Jose de Sousa, who came back from 5-3 down to defeat Kim Huybrechts 6-5.

World number four Michael Smith defeated Devon Petersen 6-4 to set up an all-St Helens meeting with Dave Chinsall, who won a last-leg decider against German number one Gabriel Clemens.

Joe Cullen and Daryl Gurney will meet in one of the pick of the last 16 ties after victories over Ricky Evans and Luke Humphries respectively.

Dimitri Vann den Bergh, Rob Cross, Ryan Searle and Dirk van Duijvenbode also progressed to Finals Day in Hildesheim.

Sunday's final day of action sees the last 16 seeded take place in the afternoon, before the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final in the evening.

The tournament is being broadcast live on PDCTV, exclusively on DAZN in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and through bookmakers' websites worldwide.

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Interwetten German Darts Championship
Schedule of Play
Saturday March 12
Second Round
Afternoon Session

Krzysztof Ratajski 6-3 Jamie Hughes
Rob Cross 6-2 Martijn Kleermaker
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-3 Darius Labanauskas
Martin Lukeman 6-5 Damon Heta
Ryan Searle 6-4 Vincent Van der Voort
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-4 Alan Soutar
Daryl Gurney 6-4 Luke Humphries
Joe Cullen 6-3 Ricky Evans

Evening Session
Jose de Sousa 6-5 Kim Huybrechts
Michael Smith 6-4 Devon Petersen
Dave Chisnall 6-5 Gabriel Clemens
Michael van Gerwen 6-3 Jose Justicia
Peter Wright 6-4 Martin Schindler
Jonny Clayton 6-2 Scott Waites
Mensur Suljovic 6-0 Callan Rydz
Karel Sedlacek 6-0 Chris Dobey

Sunday March 13
Afternoon Session

Last 16
Michael van Gerwen v Martin Lukeman
Peter Wright v Krzysztof Ratajski
Ryan Searle v Dimitri Van den Bergh
Michael Smith v Dave Chisnall
Joe Cullen v Daryl Gurney
Jonny Clayton v Mensur Suljovic
Rob Cross v Dirk van Duijvenbode
Jose de Sousa v Karel Sedlacek

Evening Session