West Indies lost three wickets shortly before the close after they had earlier bowled out India for a 201, on the opening day of the Second Digicel Test.
West Indies were on 30 for three, still 171 runs behind India, on the close of Day 1. India were able to remove openers Adrian Barath (3), Lendl Simmons (2) and Darren Bravo (9) cheaply.
Ishant Sharma got the wicket of Adrian Barath for just three runs. Lendl Simmons soon fell to Praveen Kumar for two runs. Abhimanyu Mithun claimed Bravo just before the close of the day, Devendra Bishoo came to the crease to play the last delivery of the day.
Opting to bowl first after winning the toss, fast bowlers Ravi Rampaul (3-38) and Fidel Edwards (3-56), along with leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo (3-46) all claimed three wickets each.
India were 44 for four at lunch but were able to get to a respectable score with the help of knocks of 85 from VVS Laxman and 53 from Suresh Raina.
Brief Score (At the end of Day-1)
India 1st Innings 201 all out in 68 overs (VVS Laxman 85, Suresh Raina 53, R Rampaul 3/38, D Bishoo 3/46, Fidel Edwards 3/56)
West Indies 1st Innnings 30/3 in 12 overs ( R Sarwan 10, Ishant Sharma 1/8).