Simon Whitlock was in blistering form as he crushed Denis Ovens 4-0 in the second round of the PDC World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace.

The Australian, who reached the final in 2009, had a checkout of 136 and was in ruthless form on the doubles as Ovens won just two legs.

‘I started a bit slow but knew I was going to play well because over the last 10 days I've been putting a lot of time in on the board,’ Whitlock told Sky Sports 3.

‘I've been working hard for this. We're all working hard and all want the same thing.’

In the night's other game, Wes Newton hammered Brendan Dolan, the conqueror of Kevin Painter, 4-0.

Earlier in the day, Mark Walsh beat Alan Tabern 4-3 in a thrilling duel that lasted almost two hours.

Tabern, who had trailed 2-0 and 3-2, fought back to give himself six darts to win the match but was unable to take his chance and was punished by Walsh, who will now meet Terry Jenkins.
Jenkins' path to a meeting with Walsh was relatively smooth as he beat Steve Brown 4-1.

The other game of the afternoon session saw Vincent Van Der Voort secure a last-16 berth for the first time in his career as he beat Wayne Jones 4-2.