West Indies folded meekly in the post lunch session to be dismissed for 196 at tea on the opening day of the second Test against India at Sabina Park here Saturday.
The hosts lost six wickets for 108 runs in the second session as off-spinner Ravi Ashwin carved through the innings with a spell of five for 52.
Seamers Mohammed Shami (2-23) and Ishant Sharma (2-53) supported with two wickets apiece.
Marlon Samuels, unbeaten on 14 at lunch, made 37 but no other batsman made an impression and it was left to a 38-run, last wicket stand between debutant Miguel Cummins and Shannon Gabriel to rally the innings.
Cummins lashed an unbeaten 24 from 31 balls with two fours and two sixes while Gabriel struck two fours and a six in 15, before being last out skying leg-spinner Amit Mishra to short cover.
Resuming from the lunch time position of 88 for four following a short break for rain, Samuels entertained briefly before falling in the fourth over after the resumption, caught at short leg after being deceived in flight by Ashwin.
He struck five fours and two sixes off 88 deliveries.
Wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich fell to a catch at the wicket for five, five overs later and Roston Chase (10) followed in the next over, nicking a drive off Mohammed Shami to Shikhar Dhawan at slip.
Wickets continued to tumble as West Indies ended short of the 200-run mark.