After losing the first set 4-6, the hosts came back strongly to win the next two 6-3, 6-4 in the doubles match that lasted one hour and 43 minutes.
The Indians looked the better team for most part of the opening set but the break in the ninth game on Bopanna's serve proved to be detrimental. Berrettini comfortably held his serve to clinch the opening set 6-4 for his team.
Much like the opening set, the first three games of the second set went with serve. Then, a powerful volley from Sharan made it 2-1 in India's favour.
In the next game, Sharan played a peach of a drop shot to earn India their first break point and Bolelli's return found the net in the next point and India had the break. Sharan continued to impress as he staged a love-hold the following game to take India to a 4-1 lead.
Sharan's serve came under pressure in the ninth game but the Indians managed to hold it to win the set 6-3 in 34 minutes. The Indians found a sense of confidence thanks to an early break and they also managed to save a total of four break points.
The third set saw the Italians race to a 3-1 lead and it looked all but over for the hosts in the tie. India broke serve in the fifth game and then the set went with serves till the ninth game. With the score at 4-4, the Indians found a way to break Bolelli's serve. At 5-4, it was Rohan's chance to finish the match.
And what an enthralling tenth game it turned out to be! Bopanna's serves gave India a 30-0 lead but a double fault and successive errors saw Italy claim a break point. But an exquisite ace followed by two fine serves saw the Indian duo clinch the win.