An anti-climax at the end as Finn serves a double fault yet again to gift the set to Ramkumar who wins it 7-5. India take the lead.
Feb 5, 2017 3:59 pm (IST)
Ramkumar makes it 6-5 in the opening set but not without a bit of a controversy. Ram hit an ace to close the game but Finn protested by saying the ball had taken a slight edge of the net and the Ram should serve again. But umpire says no and rules in favour of India.
Feb 5, 2017 3:50 pm (IST)
However, history is on India's side as the hosts have never lost a Davis Cup tie after taking a 2-0 lead on the opening day. The Kiwis will have to come up with something spectacular to edge India here.
Feb 5, 2017 3:49 pm (IST)
Ramkumar again holds his serve to take a 5-4 lead in the opening set.
Feb 5, 2017 3:48 pm (IST)
The set is going neck and neck at the moment with neither players willing to give up their serve. Safe game being played by Ramkumar and Finn.
The players are out on the court and the first match is all set to begin in Pune.
Feb 5, 2017 2:58 pm (IST)
After taking a 2-0 lead on the first day via straight set victories on both singles matches, India lost the doubles rubber on the second day. The tie is perfectly poised as the hosts lead 2-1 with two reverse singles matches to be played today.
Feb 5, 2017 2:55 pm (IST)
In the first match of the day 3, Ramkumar Ramanathan takes on Finn Tearney while in the second clash, Yuki Bhambri goes up against Jose Statham.