Darts: James Wade suffers shock defeat

World number two James Wade crashed out of the PDC World Championship at Alexandra Palace at the hands of unheralded Austrian Mensur Suljovic.

Wade, one of the pre-tournament favourites, lost 4-2 to the No.?47-ranked player in the final game of a dramatic day in London.

Having lost the first set, Wade was thrown out of his stride by Suljovic's methodical style and soon found himself 2-1 behind. Suljovic missed two shots at double six to move 3-1 ahead, allowing Wade back in at 2-2, but he took the fifth set despite missing seven doubles in an earlier attempt to clinch it.

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Earlier in the evening, Simon Whitlock was in blistering form as he crushed Denis Ovens 4-0.

The Australian had a checkout of 136 and was in ruthless form on the doubles as Ovens won just two legs.

In the night's other game, Wes Newton hammered Brendan Dolan 4-0. Earlier in the day, Mark Walsh beat Alan Tabern 4-3 in a thrilling duel that lasted almost two hours.

The other game of the afternoon session saw Vincent Van Der Voort secure a last-16 berth as he beat Wayne Jones 4-2.