JAMIE Lewis’s remarkable run at the World Darts Championship finally came to an end at the hands of legendary Phil Taylor.

Taylor's amazing last tournament continued as the 57-year-old's bid to win a 17th World Championship saw him power past Cardigan star Lewis 6-1 in their last four tie at Alexandra Palace.

Taylor maintained his amazing record of having never lost a World Championship semi-final as he made it into the final for the 21st time, although his win was much tougher than the final scoreline suggested and Lewis can feel hard done by at the losing margin.

Ultimately though, it was his lack of experience on the big stage that cost him dear but no doubt he will learn and come back stronger.

A naturally disappointed Lewis, who became the first player to win through to the semi-finals after starting in the preliminary round, admitted that the enormity of the game, in his first televised semi-final, got the better him.

"I was trying to blank it out but the occasion got the better of me," said Lewis.

"Deep down I was thinking that I could be the last man to beat Phil Taylor in a World Championship.

"I had chances early on and misses a few crucial doubles and Phil punished me. The pressure got to me a little bit but I will learn from it.

"My doubles have been good all week but I missed some in this match at important times as well which you can't do against Phil.

"It's a stepping stone for next year, I know the darts are there now so I just need to produce them next year now."

Lewis claimed the game's opening set but agonisingly lost the next three in a deciding leg as Taylor moved ahead, and the 26-year-old Welshman eventually paid the price for nine missed set darts.

"It's surreal to be honest with you, it's like I'm not even here," said Taylor. "It's like winning the lottery.

"It was a struggle. Jamie's one of the players who's very steady, very accurate, he doesn't show any emotion, doesn't show any fear, he's fantastic.

"I played on Jamie's lack of experience, that's all it was. He missed a couple of crucial doubles there. He had me, in first two or three sets there I didn't know where I was and I was struggling.

"At 1-1 I thought I was a lucky boy and I just kept on picking away. The way Jamie was playing I thought I was going to be 4-0 down. He showed a lot of bottle there."