Gave Over: New Zealand beat India in the doubles rubber 3-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 to make it 2-1 in the overall tie. Sitak/ Venus beat Paes/ Vishnu and India will now have to rely on the two reverse single's matches on Sunday to progress.
Feb 4, 2017 8:32 pm (IST)
40-15 and two match points for the Kiwis now after Vishnu's return hits the net.
Feb 4, 2017 8:30 pm (IST)
Leander holds his service game to keep India in the tie. Venus to serve for the match at 5-3
Feb 4, 2017 8:28 pm (IST)
India survive after Venus' return hits the net and we are back to deuce.
Feb 4, 2017 8:27 pm (IST)
Break point and Match point for New Zealand!
Feb 4, 2017 8:25 pm (IST)
0-30 leads the Kiwis as brilliant anticipation by Sitak near the net helps him hit a forehand winner straight down the middle
Feb 4, 2017 8:23 pm (IST)
2 set up and now 5-2 up in the fourth set, the Kiwis are on fire at the moment. Leander Paes will now serve to keep India in the match.
Feb 4, 2017 8:20 pm (IST)
Brilliant drop volley by Paes at the net as Vishnu manages to hold his serve and India is on a fight back trail now. Kiwis lead 4-2 in the fourth set.
Feb 4, 2017 8:15 pm (IST)
An unforced backhand return by Vishnu gifts the Kiwis the game as they now lead the set 4-1.
Feb 4, 2017 8:14 pm (IST)
Back to back double faults from Michael Venus gifts India two points as the game is now locked at 30-30 in fourth set. India 2-1 set down and 3-1 game down.
Feb 4, 2017 8:10 pm (IST)
Sitak and Venus have picked up their game in sublime style as they take a 3-0 lead in the fourth set. Paes and Vishru are up against it now if they are to win the match.
Feb 4, 2017 8:05 pm (IST)
Break point for New Zealand off the serve for Vishnu. And a wonder strike from Sitak seals the deal for the visitors as they win the game and take a 2-0 lead in the fourth set. An error in judgement from Paes leads to the Kiwis taking the lead.
Crisp backhand volley winner by Sitak means the visitors win the tie-break 8-6 and also take the set 7-6. Paes and Vishnu will now have to come from behind to register a win. Kiwis lead the match 2 sets to 1
Feb 4, 2017 7:48 pm (IST)
Venus manages to win a point finally and in the process also give a set point to the visitors. But Paes hits back with a brilliant ace to level the tie-break once more at 6-6.
Feb 4, 2017 7:47 pm (IST)
Under pressure Kiwi Michael Venus serves a double fault as the tie breaker is now locked at 5-5.
Feb 4, 2017 7:46 pm (IST)
After Leander held both points of his serve, Sitak hits back by winning two points of his own. The Kiwis lead the tie-break 4-3.
Feb 4, 2017 7:42 pm (IST)
Great winner by Venus as the shot catches Vishnu off guard and the Kiwis now lead 2-1 in the tie-break.
Feb 4, 2017 7:40 pm (IST)
First point to India and both Paes and Vishnu are worked up. They are calling on fans to raise their voice to keep the Kiwis at bay.
Feb 4, 2017 7:39 pm (IST)
Sitak holds his serve and forces the set into the tiebreaker now. The set is locked at 6-6 with no team willing to give an inch to the other.
Feb 4, 2017 7:28 pm (IST)
Vishnu serves, Sitak picks it up meekly and Paes hits the winner to take the score to 5-4 in India's favour in the third set.
Feb 4, 2017 7:25 pm (IST)
The third set is evens stevens at the moment with score locked at 4-4.
Saved again! India let go off their advantage once more as Sitak and Venus level the third set at 2-2
Feb 4, 2017 7:12 pm (IST)
Advantage to India after an unforced error by Venus.
Feb 4, 2017 7:11 pm (IST)
Break Point for India after great net play by both the Indian stars and the rally ended with Sitak hitting the ball into the net.
Feb 4, 2017 7:04 pm (IST)
The Kiwis somehow manage to save the break point and win the game to level the third set at 1-1.
Feb 4, 2017 7:02 pm (IST)
What a rally! After Vishnu hit a brilliant volley, Venus picks it up and hits it towards Paes but he adjusts his body well near the net to score the winner. A double fault from Venus gives India two break points.