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World of Sport

03rd Jan 2023

“I can’t speak. I CAN’T SPEAK” – MVG and Smith produce the best leg in darts history

Niall McIntyre

There can be no question. That is the greatest leg the sport has ever seen.

Michael Smith and Michael van Gerwen went dart for dart in the third leg of the second set of this World Championship final as, for one of the first time in darts history, less than 20 darts were thrown by the two players.

It’s as simple as this.

Michael van Gerwen, the heavily fancied Dutch man missed double 12 by a whisker to miss out on a nine dart finish but, having followed him throw-for-throw, Michael Smith nailed the double 12 to take his opportunity.

In that second set, Michael van Gerwen averaged 121 but to underline the standard of darts being thrown, it won him just a leg. Smith on the other hand, averaged a cool 127.

Watch the drama unfold here as, in the commentary box, Wayne Mardle was rendered almost speechless. Almost.

“I have never seen the like,” said Mardle in the Sky Sports commentary box.

“That is the most amazing leg of darts you’ll ever see in your life. I can’t speak. I can’t speak,” he said.