Five-time world champion, Raymond van Barneveld, was knocked out of the world championships in the second round on Monday night.
The 51-year-old suffered a surprising defeat to world number 108, Darius Labanauskas. The Lithuanian defeated Van Barneveld, 3-2.
After Labanauskas won the opening set 3-1, Van Barneveld took the second 3-2. The Dutchman then missed four darts to claim the third before Labanauskas took it on a double six.
Van Barneveld levelled the match at 2-2 when he took the fourth set 3-2.
In a nervy deciding set, Labanauskas missed 11 darts to win the opening leg. However, Van Barneveld could not take advantage, eventually losing 3-0.
I wish all the best to Darius Labanauskus for the rest of the tournament !! He deserved the win. He gave me chances but I couldn’t take them. I am lost for words at the moment. I will try what I can to come back next year.
— Raymond v Barneveld (@Raybar180) December 18, 2018
Labanauskas said after the match that it was the biggest win of his career.
Van Barneveld announced last month that he will retire from the sport after the 2020 World Championships.