Opener Kraigg Brathwaite and left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul struck unbeaten half-centuries Sunday to help the West Indies reach 159-3 against India at tea on the opening day of the first test at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium.
Brathwaite struck a patient 61 and Chanderpaul a fluent 55, adding 87 runs after Indian spinners Pragyan Ojha and Ravichandran Ashwin had reduced West Indies to 72-3.
It was the second half-century in four tests for teenager Brathwaite, who struck four fours off 196 balls.
Chanderpaul struck four fours and a six off 88 balls for his 57th half-century.
Earlier, left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha struck twice in the opening session and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bagged a wicket in the first over after lunch.