4 Jan 2016

World Darts champion crowned in London

11:15 am on 4 January 2016

Scotland's Gary Anderson has defeated Adrian Lewis 7-5 to retain his Darts World Championship crown at Alexandra Palace in London.

The 45-year-old, who miscounted on three occasions, fought off a valiant fightback from the two-time champion Englishman in the latter stages.

The first six sets were shared in the first-to-seven encounter, before Anderson took a 5-3 advantage.

Englishman Lewis fought back for 6-5 before Anderson made a superb 170 checkout en route to the title and the $NZ647,000 winners cheque.