By Alex Moss
2 JUNE 2017 • 3:28PM
Paul Lim says Singapore’s surprise victory against Scotland in the first round of the Betway World Cup of Darts last night was like ‘a dream come true’.
The 63-year-old and his partner Harith Lim pulled off the biggest upset in the tournament’s history to beat the top seeds, who were represented by Gary Anderson and Peter Wright, the second and third ranked players in the world.
Paul Lim, famous for his nine-dart finish in the 1990 BDO World Championship, hit the match-winning checkout, finishing off 100 in two darts, to complete a 5-2 win.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the victory, Paul Lim said: “This is a moment, because I think it’s not representing yourself, but it’s for your country.
“It’s an honour to represent a country, it’s the biggest thing ever. So for me, to win this one, the first round against Scotland, it was actually like a dream come true.”
Scotland were priced as 1/16 big favourites by the tournament sponsors Betway to beat the Lim duo in Frankfurt, Germany last night, but an inspired performance from the Singapore pair saw them brush aside the top seeds 5-2.
“We were excited about the draw,” Paul Lim said. “When we saw the draw, honestly speaking we knew it’s going to be tough regardless.
“Gary and Peter are two of the best players in the world, but on the other hand, I always say in a tournament ‘if you beat the number one seed, somewhere or other you become the number one seed’.
“I always felt the pressure would be on them, best of nine legs, as a doubles team, it’s a different combination, and me and Harith have been playing together for a long time.”
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