Dirk van Duijvenbode staged a stunt at the UK Open in Milton Keynes on Friday.

The South Hollander won in the fourth round after a thriller 10-9 against Gary Anderson.

In a repeat of the quarterfinals at the last World Cup, when Anderson triumphed, Van Duijvenbode initially seemed to have to acknowledge his superiority in Anderson.

He was 5-2 behind, but with only 37 arrows he evened the score (5-5) and then he even took the lead 7-5.

Anderson, however, did not give in and tied the score (7-7).

Van Duijvenbode therefore had to force another break.

It didn't look like that was going to happen, but in the decisive nineteenth leg he did.

In terms of average (101 at 93.7 points per three arrows) he was also entitled to that.

As a top 32 player in the world rankings, Van Duijvenbode only had to enter the fourth round.

Defending champion Michael van Gerwen will take on Scott Mitchell later on Friday evening.

Raymond van Barneveld experienced a disappointing return to a television tournament earlier on Friday.

The five-time world champion, who captured a Tour card from the PDC last month, immediately lost his first match to Alan Soutar in the second round (3-6).

The UK Open, the 'FA Cup of darts', normally takes place in Minehead, but will be held behind closed doors in Milton Keynes this year due to the corona measures.

The fifth and sixth round are scheduled on Saturday and the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final on Sunday.