The Mumbai-based cueist Joshi, representing Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), rattled up two half century breaks to outshine his city rival Mayank Bhavsar and win in three straight frames.
Joshi, after taking the first frame, was in full flow and constructed breaks of 59 in the second and 55 in the third to complete the clean sweep and advance to the round of 64.
Earlier, Sissodia showed a remarkable fighting spirit as he recovered to turn the tables on Arun Kumar of Thane and notch win after five well-contested frames.
Sissodia lost the first two frames by close margins, but bounced back in style by compiling a run of 64 to pocket the third one which was the turning point.
He comfortably won the fourth and fifth frames to snatch a deserving victory and make it to the fourth round.
62(45)-9, 74(47)-9); Abhinav Dhiman beat Chintamani Jadhav (Pune) 3-0 (61-16, 56-53, 62-48); Rishabh Thakkar (Mumbai) beat Shiva Sharma (AP) 3-0 (63-37, 63-30, 75-20); Anuj Uppal (Delhi) beat Tanmay Jatkar 3-0 (50-37, 72-9, 85-1); Vimal Mariwala (Mumbai) beat Raj Khandwala (Mumbai) 3-2 (43-74, 26-54, 64-30, 65-8, 60-25).
Third round: Abhishek Ahuja (Delhi) beat Manoj Nandwani (Ulhasnagar) 3-0 (53-45, 69-30, 62-49); Bharat Sissodia (MP) beat Arun Kumar (Thane) 3-2 (40-47, 35-39, 79(64)-10, 67-19, 66-34); Devendra Joshi (Mumbai) beat Mayank Bhavsar (Mumbai) 3-0 (66-29, 79(59)-0, 88(55)-0).
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