Davis Cup: India take unassailable 3-0 lead against New Zealand

Updated: Sep 15, 2012, 17:31 PM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Chandigarh: Vishnu Vardhan and Divij Sharan defeated Michael Venus and Artem Sitak of New Zealand to give India unassailable 3-0 lead as the host won the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania relegation play-off tie on Saturday.

Earlier, Vishnu registered a comfortable victory over Jose Statham in the second singles to give India a commanding 2-0 lead on Saturday.

Up by two sets to one in the match, which was stopped on Friday due to fading light, Vishnu dominated the proceedings as he took just 31 minutes to complete the win.

Vishnu served as well as returned extremely well to beat the Kiwi number one, who is ranked 55 places below him at number 317, 6-2 6-7(5) 6-4 6-2 in a match that lasted a total duration of two hours and 57 minutes.