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Netherlands thrash England to win World Cup

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Michael van Gerwen whitewashed Phil Taylor in the opening match of the final © Getty Images
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Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld won the darts World Cup for the Netherlands as they thrashed holders England 3-0 in the final.

The English duo of Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis had hoped to lift a third successive World Cup.

However, Van Gerwen and Van Barneveld recorded 4-0 whitewashes over Taylor and Lewis respectively, with Van Gerwen sealing victory by beating Lewis 4-2 in the third singles encounter.

"To do this in the final against a country like England is fantastic. We were strong today and a real team. I'd never won this before so it's another major on the list," world champion Van Gerwen told Sky Sports.

Taylor added: "We tried everything we could but just didn't click. We got beat by the better pair."

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