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'I've got the ability to win' - Luke Littler reacts after securing Bahrain Darts Masters glory

Teenage sensation Luke Littler claimed glory on his World Series of Darts debut with a stunning Bahrain Darts Masters triumph against Michael van Gerwen on Friday.

The World Youth Champion and World Championship finalist has stepped onto the global stage this week for the PDC's second visit to Bahrain - and he made history in memorable style.

Following Thursday's first round win over Man Lok Leung, Littler made an incredible start to Friday's final stages with a nine-darter in the opening leg of his quarter-final against Nathan Aspinall.

The 16-year-old went on to win that game 6-3 with an average of 104.50, before landing a majestic 170 checkout during his clinical 7-3 semi-final win over Gerwyn Price.

He then defeated world number two Michael van Gerwen 8-5 in the final with another brilliant performance to delight the crowd inside The Dome at the Bahrain International Circuit.

After the final's opening six legs went with throw, Littler followed an 11-darter with a break of throw to move 5-3 up, only for Van Gerwen to fire back with a 12-darter as he levelled.

Littler, though, pinned double ten in the next two legs as another break of throw moved him to the brink of a win which he sealed on double top.

"I'm just very happy to win," said Littler, who turns 17 on Sunday. "I played well last night and I've played well again tonight - I've proven that I've got the ability to win.

"I've not picked a dart up since the World Championship final so I wasn't expecting anything, but I've won all my games, hit the nine-darter against Nathan and got over the line against a very good Michael van Gerwen.

"He is still one of the best if not the best, but I am just so happy to win on my debut. 

"It has been unbelievable this week, the Asian qualifiers were great too but I am just happy to be the winner."

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