Chisnall blown away by Taylor in Sydney

Phil Taylor was in fine form against Dave Chisnall.
Phil Taylor was in fine form against Dave Chisnall.
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Dave Chisnall was blown away by a stunning performance from Phil Taylor at the Sydney Darts Masters.

The game’s greatest ever player averaged 110 in a stunning 8-2 win in Friday’s quarter-final contest.

Chisnall hit four 180s and averaged 101 in reply but missed doubles in two of the first three legs from the Morecambe ace were punished as Taylor opened with a 121 finish and back-to-back 12-dart legs, before trading 180s with his opponent in leg three.

An 83 finish gave reigning champion Taylor a 3-0 lead and he extended that to four legs on double 10, before Chisnall posted a maximum in a 13-darter as he got off the mark.

The pair traded double eight finishes in the next two legs, before Taylor hit the same bed once more as he opened up a 6-2 cushion - and he sealed victory in clinical style with back-to-back 128 checkouts for 12-dart 

The Power went on retain his title on Saturday with another unstoppable display as he swept aside Stephen Bunting 11-3 in the final.

Chisnall, a semi-finalist in earlier World Series events in Singapore and Perth over the past fortnight, had impressed in Sydney with a 6-0 whitewash of Perth’s Damon Heta to set up a meeting with Taylor.