PDC World Championship: Darius Labanauskas' nine-darter not enough to seal victory

After William Borland nailed a nine-darter to win the deciding leg of his debut on Friday, Darius Labanauskas replicated his feat on Saturday, but failed to progress to the next round.

Just 24 hours after the first nine-darter of this year's PDC World Championship, Darius Labanauskas matched the feat on Saturday, but the Lithuanian failed to progress to the next round, with Mike De Decker instead going on to claim a 3-1 victory.

The Dutchman will now play Dave Chisnall in the second round, a beaten semi-finalist from last year's event.

Elsewhere, drama unfolded in Michael van Gerwen's match against Chas Barstow when the three-time winner dropped the first set. However, he recovered from his slow start to win six successive legs and restore a 2-1 lead.

The Dutchman then took out 99 in the final set to secure victory, ending up with an average of 94.54.

Earlier on, Raymond Smith claimed a 3-1 victory of his own over Jamie Hughes, while Callan Rydz stormed to a 3-0 win over Yuki Yamada.

Ian White also claimed a win, beating Chris Landman 3-1 with an average of 90.92.

England's Adam Hunt then took to the stage, and recorded a comfortable 3-0 win over the Croatian Boris Krcmar.

Welshman Nick Kenny was knocked out after falling to a 3-0 loss at the hands of Rowby-John Rodriguez, while Jim Williams had better success against Ted Evetts as he claimed a 3-1 win.

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