India survived some anxious moments before prevailing over Argentina in its opening group fixture of the WSF men’s world team squash championship in Mulhouse, France.

India was forced to fight back from a match down to beat Argentina 2-1.

It was outsider Robertino Pezzota, who rocked the boat, when the 30-year-old ranked 159 in the world recovered from 2-1 down to beat Indian No. 2 Harinder Pal Sandhu — ranked almost 90 places higher — 11-9, 2-11, 6-11, 13-11, 11-6.

The results: Pool H: India bt Argentina 2-1 (Harinder Pal Sandhu lost to Robertino Pezzota 11-9, 2-11, 6-11, 13-11, 11-6; Saurav Ghosal bt Hernan D’Arcangelo 11-7, 11-8, 11-2; Mahesh Mangaonkar bt Leandro Romiglio 8-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-8. — PTI

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