Fantastic five for Zong in PDC China Premier League

Xiaochen Zong claimed his fifth nightly win in the PDC China Premier League with a deciding-leg victory over Chengan Liu in a high-quality Night Seven showpiece on Tuesday.

Zong, who is unbeaten since succumbing in the semi-finals on Night One, recovered from 4-3 down to deny Liu his first nightly win in this year’s revamped tournament.

The 24-year-old fired in three 180s and produced a skin-saving 103 finish to force a last-leg shoot-out, before maintaining his composure to prevail with an impressive 94.24 average.

The pair traded breaks of throw in the opening exchanges, before Zong replied to a brilliant 11-darter from Liu with a 13-dart hold to level at two apiece.

Liu converted his second 93 checkout of the contest to move 4-3 ahead, and he was poised on double 14 for victory in the decider, only for Zong to pin double eight with his last dart to triumph.

The two-time World Championship qualifier kicked off his campaign with an emphatic 5-2 win over Night One winner Lihao Wen, who inflicted Zong’s solitary defeat of the campaign so far.