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Adrian Lewis gave his Premier League play-off hopes a huge shot in the arm as he became the first man to beat Phil Taylor in this year's competition with a superb 8-5 victory at the Bournemouth International Centre.

Taylor headed into the match looking for his 10th straight win in the tournament with Lewis the only man to have taken a point off him following their draw in the opening round in Manchester.

In the early stages it looked like Taylor would extend his dominant run as he swept into a commanding 4-1 lead.

The 15-time world champion took the opening leg despite throwing 19 darts, although Lewis levelled with a 13-darter as he found double-top.

But by the third leg Taylor had begun to find his range around the treble-20 and, after holding throw with a 13-darter of his own, broke to move 3-1 up despite missing big nine when looking to take out 41.

Lewis just failed with a 106 check-out as he looked to secure an immediate break-back and Taylor made him pay by hitting double-eight to ease 4-1 ahead.

But the reigning world champion stayed in touch as Taylor spurned an opportunity at double-18 allowing Lewis to take out double-six and move back within two at 4-2.

On the resumption Taylor missed two more darts at doubles allowing Lewis to break back by hitting double-12 and, when the younger man located double-19 at the first time of asking, he was back on terms at 4-4.

The next two legs were shared, but Lewis snatched the momentum as he summoned a quite superb 160 check-out to break for a 6-5 lead - a finish that left Taylor, who was waiting on 60, standing and applauding.

Full of confidence Lewis then needed just two darts to take out 72 as he moved 7-5 ahead and, when Taylor unexpectedly missed three darts at double-16 in the next, he stepped in to hit double-18 and secure a fine win.

Whitlock on song

Earlier Simon Whitlock had got the 11th round of matches up and running and took a decisive step towards securing a play-off spot as he beat Raymond Van Barneveld 8-4.

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It was Van Barneveld who took the opening leg of the contest, but Whitlock produced a 116 check-out as he moved into a 3-1 lead and then added a stunning 155 finish as he earned himself a double-break and a 4-1 advantage.

The Australian also won the next, but Van Barneveld responded by taking three of the next four to get himself back into the clash at 6-4.

But that would be as good as things got for the Dutchman as Whitlock edged the 11th to move within one of victory before wrapping up the match by taking out double-10.

Painter sinks Anderson

Kevin Painter moved off the bottom of the table as he beat defending champion Gary Anderson, also by an 8-4 scoreline, to claim his first success in five weeks.

Anderson once again got off to a sloppy, slow start as he missed early chances at doubles and quickly found himself 3-0 down when Painter checked out 68.

The Scot took the fourth, but it did not stop the rot as his opponent responded by winning the next two to head into the interval with a commanding 5-1 lead.

Anderson hinted at a fightback as he checked out 140 to reduce the arrears on the restart, but the next four legs were shared to leave Painter on the brink at 7-4 and he eventually completed victory as he defied a few late jitters to hit double-one.

Even Stevens

James Wade remains in third spot in the standings after an entertaining 7-7 draw with Andy Hamilton.

It proved a tight encounter throughout with neither player able to secure a decisive break as they matched each other blow for blow.

Having checked out 124 to edge 6-5 ahead, Wade did have two darts at double-10 to break and move two legs clear, but he could not convert and Hamilton hit double-16 to level again.

Wade took the next to ensure himself at least a point and then piled pressure on his opponent with a maximum to leave himself a two-dart finish in the final leg, but The Hammer showed admirable composure to hit double-top at the third time of asking to earn the draw.

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