Chinese Taipei sounded off a warning to India, as they overcame the absence of their top player, Yen-Hsun Lu to score a 4-1 win over Kazakhstan in the Asia Oceania Group I round I tie on Sunday. World No. 375 Ti Chen bagged the tie in the first reverse singles itself as he overcame Yuri Schukin 4-6, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (3), 6-1 on the indoor carpets while Yeu-Tzuoo Wang completed the rout with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Mikhail Kukushkin.
India will play away in Taipei in the second round tie from March 6 to 8. The teams have never met before in the Davis Cup. "It was decided earlier by toss that they would host us," said India's non-playing captain SP Misra. "That they won against Kazakhstan despite their no.1 not playing makes them quite formidable."