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Wales produced a brilliant performance to book their place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup in a night of shocks in Hamburg, which saw some of the top seeds tumble out of the tournament.

Mark Webster and Richie Burnett did not miss a single attempt at a double and averaged over 98 in a 5-2 success over Canada, with Webster taking out a brilliant 120 finish along the way.

Webster said: “I think the 120 was massive because Canada started really well. That gave us a foothold in the game and we went on to put in a top performance.

“I’m pleased with how we played because we were not brilliant in the group games and it gives us both a lot of confidence for the rest of the tournament.”

Canada won the first leg before two 180s by Part put them in control of the second but Webster produced a fabulous 120 checkout to level.

Part took out 95 to edge the Canadians back in front after Smith had added a maximum of his own.

Wales squared up again before Webster took out 48 for a break of throw to give his side the lead for the first time.

Burnett then produced the same finish to take them within a leg of victory, which Webster sealed with the aid of a 180, hitting double 18 at the first attempt to maintain Wales’ perfect record.

Wales will face Spain in the last eight on Sunday afternoon.

Australia, Netherlands and Scotland were all amongst the seeded casualties on an unpredictable night of action.

By Chris Murphy

 

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