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Image courtesy of Lawrence Lustig/PDCDefending World Cup champions Netherlands produced a brace of dominant displays to move into the quarter-finals at the expense of South Africa in Frankfurt on Saturday.

World number one Michael van Gerwen averaged over 103 in a 4-0 whitewash of Graham Filby, taking out a sublime 148 finish in the process.

His partner Raymond van Barneveld then made light work of Devon Petersen, triumphing 4-1 with an average of almost 100.

“It was a nice win for me and I’m really happy with my performance but we prepared hard for this game and both played like we can and weren’t in danger at any time,” said van Gerwen.

“Now we can prepare properly for Sunday, which is going to be a really hard day. I think we’re the team to beat, as the defending champions, and I think we’re a great time; Raymond has a lot of experience and we know what to do.”

Netherlands will take on Northern Ireland in the last eight on Sunday afternoon.