West Indies cricketer Roston Chase. Photograph:( AFP )
Jason Holder, who missed the team's opening loss due to an ankle injury, made 52 during a 104-run seventh-wicket stand with Chase.
West Indies were 295 for the loss of seven wickets at stumps on the opening day of second and final Test against India in Hyderabad on Friday.
Windies lost early wickets but Roston Chase, who was batting on 98 at the close of play, salvaged the innings to put the team at a decent position.
Skipper Jason Holder, who missed the team's opening loss due to an ankle injury, made 52 during a 104-run seventh-wicket stand with Chase.
Chase and Devendra Bishoo, on two, were batting at close of play.
Chase got to his seventh Test fifty just before tea and is on course for his fourth Test century. His highest Test score of 137 not out came against India in Jamaica in 2016.
After tea, West Indies were 197-6 but the second new ball did the trick for India as paceman Umesh Yadav got Holder caught behind on a rising delivery.
India are a bowler short after debutant paceman Shardul Thakur suffered a groin injury in his second over and limped back to the pavilion. He was sent for scans and did not return to field.
Yadav and left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav claimed three wickets each.
Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Kieran Powell, who scored 22 runs, as India's first wicket in the 12th over.
India's mystery spinner Yadav took three wickets so far to shatter Windies batting order.
He dismissed Kraigg Brathwaite (14), Shimron Hetmyer (12) and Sunil Ambris (18).
That's Stumps on Day 1 of the 2nd Test.— BCCI (@BCCI) October 12, 2018
Windies bat through a day of Test cricket in India. The reason for the majestic recovery has been down to the fine batting of Roston Chase. He's closing in on another Test century
Windies 295/7 #INDvWI pic.twitter.com/Ob7C7AbaLz
Roston Chase is 98 not out at the close of play of day one of the second Test, with Windies 295/7.— ICC (@ICC) October 12, 2018
Dowrich (30) and Holder (52) also provided useful lower-order contributions.
#INDvWI SCORECARD ➡️ https://t.co/E9pqFxL9pX pic.twitter.com/TwsBVkKdrd
India lead the two-match series 1-0.