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Scotland won the BetVictor World Cup of Darts for the first time on Sunday with a 3-1 win over Rep of Ireland in Hamburg.
They were crowned as BetVictor World Cup of Darts champions as Gary Anderson and Peter Wright overcame the Republic of Ireland 3-1 in the final in Hamburg.
The Scottish pair have been defeated twice previously in the final of the annual pairs tournament, losing out to England in 2015 and the Netherlands 12 months ago. However, this time they went all the way as they denied Steve Lennon and William O’Connor a remarkable triumph.
The Republic of Ireland had never won past the Last 16 in the previous eight World Cup tournaments, but followed up a round two demolition of England by defeating Austria and the Netherlands on Sunday to defy the odds and reach the final.
Their semi-final triumph over the Netherlands was particularly memorable, as they whitewashed Michael van Gerwen and Jermaine Wattimena 4-0 in the Doubles decider with the aid of finishes of 131 and 128 from Lennon.
Lennon also opened the final with a 4-2 win over Gary Anderson, but Wright’s 4-2 win over O’Connor saw them level before an outstanding Doubles whitewash moved them 2-1 up overall.
Wright then sealed glory for Scotland for the first time as he defeated Lennon 4-1 in their Singles tie to secure the £70,000 top prize and become only the third nation to win the event.
The Scots had earlier raced past both Belgium and Japan with 2-0 wins to secure their place in the final, marking a hugely successful return to action for Anderson following his treatment for a back problem.
JAPAN 2-0 NEW ZEALAND
Singles One: Seigo Asada 4-1 Cody Harris
Singles Two: Haruki Muramatsu 4-3 Haupai Puha
SCOTLAND 2-0 BELGIUM
Singles One: Gary Anderson 4-2 Kim Huybrechts
Singles Two: Peter Wright 4-2 Dimitri Van den Bergh
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 2-1 AUSTRIA
Singles One: Steve Lennon 4-1 Zoran Lerchbacher
Singles Two: William O’Connor 0-4 Mensur Suljovic
Doubles: Republic of Ireland 4-0 Austria
CANADA 1-2 NETHERLANDS
Singles One: Dawson Murschell 2-4 Michael van Gerwen
Singles Two: Jim Long 2-4 Jermaine Wattimena
Doubles: Canada 2-4 Netherlands
SCOTLAND 2-0 JAPAN
Singles One: Gary Anderson 4-2 Seigo Asada
Singles Two: Peter Wright 4-1 Haruki Muramatsu
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 2-1 NETHERLANDS
Singles One: Steve Lennon 3-4 Michael van Gerwen
Singles Two: William O’Connor 4-1 Jermaine Wattimena
Doubles: Republic of Ireland 4-1 Netherlands
SCOTLAND 3-1 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Singles One: Gary Anderson 2-4 Steve Lennon
Singles Two: Peter Wright 4-2 William O’Connor
Doubles: Scotland 4-0 Republic of Ireland
Singles Three: Peter Wright 4-1 Steve Lennon
2010 Netherlands 4-2 Wales
2012 England 4-3 Australia
2013 England 3-1 Belgium
2014 Netherlands 3-0 England
2015 England 3-2 Scotland
2016 England 3-2 Netherlands
2017 Netherlands 3-1 Wales
2018 Netherlands 3-1 Scotland
2019 Scotland 3-1 Republic of Ireland