WATCH: Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis to face off in PDC World Championship final

Defending champion Gary Anderson produced a flawless display including a nine-dart finish to cruise into the final of the PDC World Championship with a 6-0 victory over Dutchman Jelle Klaasen at Alexandra Palace last night.

The Flying Scotsman maintained his superb form in the tournament to outclass Dutchman Klaasen with a clinical display.

Anderson never looked back after dispatching a nine-dart leg to win the opening set, as the 45-year-old laid down a marker ahead of Sunday's showdown with Adrian Lewis, who had earlier seen off a spirited fightback from Raymond van Barneveld to win 6-3.

"I played well and I am happy," Anderson said on Sky Sports.

"Even when it went to 2-2 on Jelle's throw, I just looked to keep the pressure on him, so I am over the moon.

"This year has been absolutely brilliant, although it has just about killed me being on the road all of the time."

Anderson, the 2015 Premier League winner and who has lost only two sets at the championships so far, added: "I started off very nervous (this year), but I said to myself after getting past the first round, just to enjoy it.

"I am scoring well, and my doubles are going all right."

Lewis beat Anderson in the 2011 final.

The Scot said: "That (defeat) still hurts, and it might do tomorrow as well, but I am going to give it a good go."

Earlier, it had looked as if Lewis would also be set for a routine victory after he raced into a 5-0 lead, only for Dutchman Van Barneveld to mount an unexpected recovery.

But there was to be no repeat of Van Barneveld's quarter-final comeback against Michael Smith as 'Jackpot' Lewis eventually regained composure following the interval at the end of the eighth set.

Lewis admitted he had needed to regroup to finally fend off Van Barneveld's spirited response.

"His finishing under pressure, I have never seen anything like it - every time I made it 2-2 in a set, his massive finishing came into play, and I was like 'oh no'. He just kept hitting me, it was like a punch to the ribs," Lewis said.

"All I was doing was to try to concentrate on my own throw, that is all I could do really.

"Suddenly I was under the cosh and I thought 'I have never felt pressure like this. I want to get to the final now and win it.

"So I was thinking 'come on son, you can do this', and the harder you try to worse you get and the bigger finishes he took out.

"When he got back to 5-3, I was thinking, 'right, this is it, I have to throw now in this set, and lucky for me I got the first two legs, so had a bit of a cushion there, if I had gone 2-0 down on that set at 5-4, who knows what would have happened."

Despite allowing Van Barneveld back into a match he should have closed out comfortably, Lewis believes he has the game to go all the way.

"I feel very good under pressure at the moment, so now I will just focus on my own game, this is the world championships I am here to win it, so let's hope I do," he added.

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