Opting to bat, the visitors lost wickets at regular intervals as the Indians wrested the early advantage.
Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav caused a lot of problem for the West Indies batsmen on his way to figures of 3/18. Fast bowler Umesh Yadav boasted figures of 2/60 while off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also bagged a wicket.
At the break, Roston Chase was batting on 50 with Jason Holder on 10 at the other end.
West Indies (1st innings): 197/6 (Roston Chase 50, Jason Holder 10; Kuldeep Yadav 3/18, Umesh Yadav 2/60) vs India.