Peter Wright's first three darts in matchplay semi-final vs Mensur Suljovic had fans laughing

Peter Wright was eliminated from the World Matchplay in the semi-finals after being defeated 17-13 by Mensur Suljovic.

The Scotsman was below par throughout as he struggled to replicate his form from the earlier rounds against Suljovic.

He averaged just 88.68, 13 points down from the mark he achieved in the quarter-finals against Simon Whitlock.

It really wasn’t Wright’s night. And his first three darts against Suljovic set the tone for the rest of the match.

Wright would have been full of confidence going into the match. He had recorded two consecutive 100+ averages in his previous two rounds.

But he got off to the worst possible start. His first dart was well off mark, scoring five, while he failed to score with his next two due to some bad luck.

Watch his terrible start here:

Wright simply could not believe what he was seeing. He paused after the third dart in sheer amazement at what had just happened.

Darts fans, however, saw the funny side.

Wright then scored 25 in his next visit after suffering another bounce out. Talk about bad luck.

But, amazingly, Wright was able to recover from the leg, eventually pinning double 16 to give himself a 1-0 lead.

That was as good as it got for Wright, however, as Suljovic commanded proceedings from then on in.

The Austrian was delighted with the outcome after the game, claiming he never thought he would be able to overcome the world number two.

“I am so happy to win this match,” Suljovic said. “I didn’t think I would win – I was very nervous but I didn’t tell anyone. I have already reached my goal, anything else is a bonus but I will give it 100%.

“Thank you to the fans, the crowd was brilliant saying ‘come on Mensur’ – they helped me win this game.”

Suljovic will now play Gary Anderson in the final, after Anderson defeated Jeffrey de Zwaan 17-11 in a high quality affair.

News Now - Sport News