Kyren battles back to advance in India

Kettering's Kyren Wilson came from 3-1 down to beat Martin O'Donnell 4-3 in the first round of the Indian Open

Kettering's Kyren Wilson came from 3-1 down to beat Martin O'Donnell 4-3 in the first round of the Indian Open

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Kettering’s Kyren Wilson survived a scare before booking his place in the second round of the Indian Open.

The 24-year-old eventually made a winning return to action after he was forced to withdraw from the first ranking event of the season – Riga Masters – after fears of a blood clot in his leg.

The world number 16 looked to be heading for an early exit when he trailed 3-1 to world number 66 Martin O’Donnell in Hyderabad.

The ‘Warrior’ compiled a run of 125 early on in the match, however contributions of 55 and 44 helped O’Donnell respond and take a 3-1 lead.

But, showing his usual grit, the 2015 Shanghai Masters champion made a break of 81 in the fifth before taking a tight sixth to force a decider.

And in that, breaks of 48 and 41 saw him over the line for a 4-3 victory.

Wilson will be back in action tomorrow (Thursday) morning when he will play either Xiao Guodong or Jimmy Robertson for a place in the last 16.