Resuming the second session from 80/1, India lost opener Prithvi Shaw (70) as the youngster gave an easy catch to Shimron Hetmyer at extra cover off a Jomel Warrican delivery with India's scorecard reading 98/2.
With the addition of just four runs in India's score, pacer Shannon Gabriel dealt the home side another blow as he dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara (10).
Pujara's fall saw skipper Virat Kohli joining Ajinkya Rahane and the duo stabilised the Indian innings, adding 60 runs for the fourth wicket. However, Kohli, who was approaching his half-century, was caught before the wicket by pacer Jason Holder as India's scorecard read 162/4.
Kohli contributed 45 runs off 78 balls, hitting five boundaries before departing.
Rahane and Rishabh Pant were batting at 19 and 9 runs respectively at Tea break.
Earlier, India got off to a decent start, reaching 80/1 at lunch after pacer Umesh Yadav starred with the cherry, taking his second five-wicket haul to bundle the West Indies out for 311 within the first hour of the second day on Saturday.
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