SPORT | IN BRIEF

Murray survives scare
TENNIS: Andy Murray came back from a break down in the deciding set to beat Marcos Baghdatis in the opening round of the Japan Open. The Cypriot led 3-1 in the third set but the Briton battled back to complete a 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 6-4 victory in Tokyo. “He played well under the conditions,” Murray said. “The hardest thing for me always is changing from playing outdoors to indoors.”

Somerset through to last four
CRICKET: Somerset secured a place in the semi-finals in the Champions Twenty20 League with a 12-run win over Warriors. Craig Kieswetter anchored Somerset’s innings with 56 not out as they posted 146-4. And Steve Kirby, Alfonso Thomas and Murali Kartik all finished with two wickets as the South Africans lost their way.