India spinner Pragyan Ojha took two wickets as the West Indies struggled to 69-2 at lunch on Sunday's opening day of the first test at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium.
West Indies won the toss and elected to bat but were pegged back by Ojha, who was introduced into the attack in the 10th over of the innings and dismissed opener Kieran Powell and Kirk Edwards.
Opener Kraigg Brathwaite (29) was unbeaten at lunch, with Darren Bravo (10).
Ojha trapped Powell (14) lbw with a ball that turned in sharply to rap his pads. In his previous over, the left-arm spinner dropped a return catch opportunity from Powell.
Ojha made no such mistake when Edwards (15) offered a return catch when trying to drive down the ground, and finished the session with 2-14 in 10 overs.
India handed test debuts to pace bowler Umesh Yadav and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, both of whom have represented India in limited-overs games.
The second test will be played in Kolkata from Nov. 14-18 and the final test in Mumbai from Nov. 22-26.
The test series will be followed by a five-game one-day series with matches in Cuttack (Nov. 29), Visakhapatnam (Dec. 2), Ahmedabad (Dec. 5), Indore (Dec. 8) and Chennai (Dec. 11).