Jose De Sousa produces worst miscount of all-time to leave darts fans bemused
Jose De Sousa produced one of his worst miscounts of all-time as he was dumped out of the 2022 PDC World Darts Championship.
The world number seven has gained an unwanted reputation for his poor maths after it has let him down on several occasions.
And it reared it's head again in his third-round match with 77th ranked Scot Alan Soutar.
De Sousa was level on sets with his opponent but had the chance to draw ahead in the fifth with a 2-1 lead and 88 remaining.
He hit 20, and then did so again, before realising that left him with no checkout.
The Portuguese professional should have gone 20-18-bull, but aimlessly threw his second dart and left the door open for Soutar to take out 32, which he did.
Fans were left bemused by the miscount, with one tweeting: "Jose De Sousa is a professional darts player who cant count for toffee."
A second added: "De Sousa literally cannot count, it’s hilarious."
"It wouldn’t be a Jose De Sousa match if he didn’t miscount," another claimed.
Can you recall a worse miscount from De Sousa? Let us know in the comments section.
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While a fourth wrote: "'Dart at a double? Nah, I don't need no stinkin dart at a double!' – José de Sousa, probably."
Luckily for De Sousa, the mistake didn't cost him as he went on the win the next leg and take the lead of the match.
However, that was the last set he won in the first to four contest, as Soutar fought back to claim victory in dramatic fashion.
After tying it at three sets apiece, he broke De Sousa's throw in the deciding set and then produced a 136 checkout to secure a fourth round spot.
Soutar will face Callan Rydz next, who thumped Nathan Aspinall 4-0 in the other match in Wednesday afternoon's session.
De Sousa leaves with £25k as a third-round loser, along with Dave Chisnall, who had to pull out of the tournament earlier in the day after testing positive for Covid-19.
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