Sadly for the world number 49, he could not capitilise on the momentum and fell to a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Stephen Maguire in the last-32.

"It's an amazing feeling," said Mehta. "The balls opened up and I knew it was an opportunity by the time I was on 32. I've only made one 147 in practice and one in a match in India.

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"I hoped one day I would be lucky enough to make one in a pro event and today it happened out of the blue."

Ronnie O’Sullivan coasted into the last-16 for the loss of a solitary frame as he beat Noppon Saengkham 4-0, Robbie Williams 4-0 and Barry Hawkins 4-1.

Judd Trump and Xiao Guodong also kept their hopes alive after nervy 4-3 victories over Mitchell Travis and Jamie Cope respectively, while Mark Allen eliminated teenager Luca Brecel to stay in the hunt.

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