With the singles squared, the top-ranked doubles team of Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic had no trouble seeing off Fabio Fognini and Jannik Sinner 6-3, 6-4 in the decider on Monday.
Both Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ramkumar had lost their singles matches on Friday and to stay alive in the tie, the Indians needed to win the doubles.
Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan now must win the doubles match to keep India alive in their World Group I tie against Finland.
Being India's second-best ranked player, Ramkumar will be up against Finland’s No.1 Emil Ruusuvuori on the opening day of the tie.
Non-playing captain Rohit Rajpal, before leaving for Finland, had said that they are expecting fast hard courts but realised that it's not the case.
The winner of this tie will make it to the Qualifiers while the loser will fight in the World Group I Play-offs in the 2022 season.
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The fifth rubber is now inconsequential and India will now compete in World Group I in September to get back to the Davis Cup Qualifiers
India now must win all three remaining matches on Saturday to qualify for Davis Cup finals
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A strong Indian side is expected to steamroll a depleted Pakistan during the November 29-30 tie in the Kazakhstan capital where the sub-zero temperature will welcome players from both sides
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The revamped Davis Cup Finals began with defeats for defending champions Croatia and a talented Italy team
The Davis Cup tie was scheduled to be held in Islamabad in September but was pushed to November 29-30 after India expressed concerns about the safety of their players due to diplomatic tensions between the two nations following the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir
Now, India will take on Pakistan in their Davis Cup tie without the two top doubles players with Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan out
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