MS Dhoni returned to the Indian side for the opening Test, won the toss but that is when his luck ran out. A disastrous batting saved by half-centuries from Harbhajan Singh and Suresh Raina was the highlight of the first day's play. A look (All images courtesy AFP)
Ravi Rampaul began the charge early on as he gave West Indies the perfect start. He sent Murali Vijay (8) back to draw first blood.
The conditions at the Sabina Park have always favoured the bowlers but Rampaul used it to maximum effect and spewed venom on the Indian batsmen.
Abinav Mukund, making his debut in the match, could not withstand the attack and was bowled by Rampaul on a personal score of 11.
In came Rahul Dravid and with him came his years of experience. He scored a patient 40 to stabilise the innings to an extent but was halted by young Devendra Bishoo.
The blend of youth and experience could not give India any window of hope as VVS Laxman (12) and MS Dhoni (in pic) were sent packing by Bishoo while Virat Kohli (4) was removed by Fidel Edwards. India 85 for 6 minutes into the second session.
Suresh Raina though had other intentions as he stood his ground and kept the score ticking from his end.
Harbhajan gave him good company and eventually overtook him to bring up his half century. He went on to score 70.
The duo put on a partnership of 146 runs for the seventh wicket and Raina's eventual score of 82 helped India finish on 246. West Indies in reply lost a wicket and finished the day 212 runs behind.