Ishant Sharma took five wickets as India firmly gained the upper hand over West Indies on the second day of the first Test in Antigua.
Sharma (5-42) rattled through West Indies’ middle order late in the day, turning the match perhaps decisively in favour of the visitors.
West Indies were 189-8 at stumps in their first innings, still 108 runs behind in reply to India’s 297 total, having folded from 130-4.
Sharma’s first five-wicket haul in more than a year began when he caught-and-bowled obdurate opener Kraigg Brathwaite for 14.
He later dismissed Roston Chase (48) and then sent Shai Hope (24), Shimron Hetymer (35) and Kemar Roach (0) packing in a devastating seven-ball purple patch.
Earlier, India resumed on 203-6, before Sharma contributed 19 runs of a 60-run, eighth wicket partnership with Ravindra Jadeja (58).
Roach (4-66) and Shannon Gabriel (3-71) combined for seven wickets for West Indies, while Ajinkya Rahane (81) top-scored for India.
Watch day three of the first Test between West Indies and India, live on Sky Sports Mix (channel 121) and via the red button on Sky Sports The Ashes (channel 404) from 2.25pm on Saturday.