DAVE Chisnall battled back from a slow start against Andrew Gilding to reach the third round of the Cazoo World Darts Championship.

Chisnall lost the opening set, but bounced back to win 3-1 with an average of 97.87 being the fourth highest so far.

But, in a game where both players threw seven 180s, it was never plain sailing in front of the Alexandra Palace crowd.

A number of times he encountered bounce out, and not always when hitting other darts.

Even after the St Helens darter had taken a 2-1 lead it very much looked like Gilding was going to take it to a deciding set when he went two legs up in the fourth set.

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However, Chisnall took control as the set progressed to lay down a marker and move into the next round.

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There he could play fellow St Helens darter Stephen Bunting, who plays America’s Leonard Gates in the final match tonight.

We will have a full round up after tonight's Bunting match.