Gerwyn Price admitted he got lucky after a big scare in a 3-2 win against fellow Welshman Jamie Lewis at the William Hill PDC World Championship.

Number three seed Price is known as 'The Iceman', but he was in danger of losing his cool - and his place in the tournament - as Lewis piled on the pressure at London's Alexandra Palace.

The 35-year-old from Markham was a semi-finalist in 2020 after previously stuggling at the World Championship.

However, he avoided another disappointment by holidng his nerve to win the final set 3-0 and secure a third-round date with Brendan Dolan or Edward Foulkes.

Price, who won the World Grand Prix, World Series Finals and World Cup of Darts in 2020, landed crucial checkouts of 72 and 116 in the final set.

South Wales Argus:

“That wasn’t my greatest performance and I probably got a bit lucky in that last set,” said Price, who also took out 160 in the triumph.

"I just couldn't get going. It doesn't matter how someone's played in the past, I knew they would play that little bit better against me.

"Jamie didn't play brilliant but he played better than he has. I was thinking about that and that's where I went wrong.

"It's different without the crowd. I know they get on my back a lot, but it gives me that energy and gets me going.

"Sometimes when you can't get going you need that crowd to push you on a little bit."

South Wales Argus:

Lewis came into the contest as a big underdog against three-time major winner Price.

But he won four straight legs to take the first set 3-1 and lead 1-0 in the second.

Price, who struggled on his doubles and averaged only 77 in the first set, hit two 180s and produced a 160 finish to lead 2-1.

Lewis levelled with a fourth-set whitewash, but Price replied in kind to ensure he would be around after Christmas.

Nicky Kenny, who entered the tournament in round one, will attempt to join him tomorrow evening when he faces Jermaine Wattimena in the afternoon session.