NEW DELHI, JULY 25 -- India's Amritraj brothers, Vijay and Anand, used their experience and size today to help India become the first nation to reach the Davis Cup semifinals, defeating the Israeli doubles team of Shlomo Glickstein and Gilad Bloom, 6-2, 6-2, 7-5.

The victory gave India a 3-0 lead in the best-of-five series, making Sunday's reverse singles matches academic.

Israel had been expected to field a young but very talented doubles team of Amos Mansdorf, its top player, and Bloom. But Glickstein was inserted late Friday night because Mansdorf, 21, showed signs of letting taunts from the crowd get to him during his hard-fought, three-set singles loss to Vijay Amritraj on opening day.

Israel's nonplaying captain, Joseph Stabholz, was quoted as saying Mansdorf was "not in a proper frame of mind to play."

{India will meet Australia, which defeated Mexico Sunday in Brisbane, Australia, in the completion of a match suspended Saturday because of darkness. Australian doubles team of Wally Masur and Peter Doohan beat Mexico's Jorge Lozano and Leonardo Lavalle, 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 8-6, 13-11 in the decisive match. Australia had won both singles matches Friday and was tied, 10-10, in the fifth set of the doubles when play was halted.}

Mexico had a chance to win the match, but Lozano double faulted on match point in the fourth set before the Australians rallied. In the fifth set, the Australians had four match points and couldn't finish it before darkness.

Guy Forget and Henri Leconte rallied to win a doubles match over Stefan Edberg and Anders Jarryd, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 15-13, in a match that lasted 4:10 and kept France alive in its series with Sweden. That winner will play either Spain or Paraguay. Emilio Sanchez and Sergio Casals gave Spain a 2-1 lead with a 6-2, 16-18, 6-3, 14-12 victory over Francisco Gonzalez and Victor Pecci in Venezuela.

The Amritraj brothers, who have played Davis Cup doubles for 16 years, used a combination of deft shots from the base line and quick anticipation at the net to keep the Israelis off balance. Neither of the Israelis could establish an advantage with his usually strong service game.

Although Bloom, 20, and Glickstein, 29, are considerably younger than Vijay Amritraj, 34, and Anand, 35, it was the Indians who appeared quicker at the net.

The 100-degree heat that was a major factor in Friday's singles did not not seem as wearing in doubles play, although Glickstein's serve clearly lost some of its zip in the third set.

The Israelis got their only service break in the second game of the third set, against Vijay Amritraj. This brought the relatively small crowd at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association stadium to life, with a small Israeli contingent cheering its team and the Indian crowd responding with "Victory India."

India broke back against Bloom, and then broke Glickstein to go ahead, 6-5. Anand Amritraj held service to give India the match.

Security continued heavy today, but the atmosphere in the stands was anything but threatening. About half the seats were filled, perhaps because of the heat and perhaps because of a reported threat from the Abu Nidal terrorist group.

India's decision to play Israel was controversial, breaking with a longstanding policy of limited relations as part of New Dehli's general pro-Arab policy. Aside from a few student demonstrations, there has been little reaction.