GERWYN Price will go for PDC World Championship glory on Sunday evening after becoming the first Welshman to reach the final.

The 35-year-old from Markham will take on familiar foe Gary Anderson for the Sid Waddell Trophy and a £500,000 prize.

World number three Price defeated former Lakeside Champion Stephen Bunting by six sets to four in an entertaining encounter, which broke the record for ton-plus checkouts in a World Championship meeting with 13 three-figure finishes, while two-time World Champion Anderson got the better of Dave Chisnall.

Price moved into his first Ally Pally final after contributing eight checkouts of over 100 to equal the individual record for ton-plus finishes in a World Championship match, as he moved a step closer to becoming world champion and world number one for the first time.

The Welshman landed 15 180s and averaged over 100 to see off a gutsy performance from Bunting, which included 11 maximums and a doubles success rate of 53 percent.

Last year’s World Grand Prix champion Price, who has come through two sudden-death leg wins on his way to the final, came from 4-3 behind to book his place in the sport's showpiece showdown.

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"That's the best I've played in this tournament and I needed to. I'm here to win this and I'm in the final so I've got every chance now," said Price, who will replace Michael van Gerwen as world number one if he pockets the £500,000 winner's cheque on Sunday.

"Stephen played really well and he punished me whenever I slipped up. There were a couple of sets where I was 2-0 up and he came back. He gave me a really good battle.

"I'm full of confidence after that game. I definitely improved for this match but there is a lot more in the tank. I always seem to find that bit of extra edge when I need to and I know I have got what it takes to win the final." Bunting hit checkouts of 120 and 117 in the opening set but could not prevent Price, who finished 109, taking the lead by edging it 3-2.

A brilliant 140 finish put the Welsh ace 2-0 up in the second set but Bunting bounced back, claiming the next three legs to level the tie.

A superb 12-darter saw the Merseyside man win the decider in set three to move in front, before firing in a sublime 136 checkout which Price replied to by cleaning up 131 - only for Bunting to win the following two legs, opening up a two set lead.

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Price won nine of the next 11 legs to draw level at three sets a piece and move two legs up in set seven, but a 118 checkout from Bunting completed another three-leg burst to claim the set and regain the lead.

Two 12-darters and a 13-dart leg saw Price clinch the eighth set 3-1, before the game's record-surpassing 12th ton-plus finish, 112, helped the world number three take set nine in straight legs.

Price added another big finish in what proved to be the final set, taking out 103 to level before going on to seal the match on tops after Bunting had recorded his eleventh maximum.