Stunning Stephen Bunting hammers Peter Wright to seal semi-final spot at 2024 Masters

by 24britishtvFeb. 4, 2024, 9 p.m. 25
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The first semi-finalist is confirmed at the 2024 Masters as Stephen Bunting will take his place in Sunday's evening session with a shot at the title after easing past Peter Wright in Milton Keynes.

The ever popular fan favourite Bunting produced a superb 10-2 win over Wright sweeping aside the 2020 champion and Premier League star. 'Snakebite' called it a Mickey Mouse tournament yesterday and he won't be winning it this year, but Bunting might after producing a 100 average, three 180's and three blockbuster ton plus checkouts.

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Part of it though was Bunting's brilliance and it was partly Wright's poor performance as the former was averaging nearly 107 in the early going to steam into a 4-1 lead taking out 81 in the process. But Wright was only averaging 74 and his misery continued from there.

Bunting broke for 5-1 and then smashed in a 104 checkout to consolidate and go further clear at 6-1. It was a ton topping portion of the tie as he produced an exceptional 122 checkout to make it 7-1 and going into the final interval of the match, he hit 121 using bull, treble 13 and double 16. Truly sublime from the Bullet who sat at 8-2 up.

On return, he went one away from the win on double 16 and needed one more leg to book his spot. He hit a 134 to head towards a finish and despite slipping into the one to leave a bogey number, Wright couldn't get to one either. He hit 54 last dart to leave 92 after it was looking like a trebleless visit and Wright could only muster a 60. Bunting left 32 as he couldn't finish from 92 and Wright couldn't pin 123 either. The St Helens ace last dart pinned double 16 for a hammering win.

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