Roston Chase was batting on 98 as West Indies were 295-7 at stumps after electing to bat on day one of the second Test against India in Hyderabad on Friday.
Chase and Devendra Bishoo, on two, were batting at close of play. Skipper Jason Holder made 52 during a 104-run seventh-wicket stand with Chase.
Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav and paceman Umesh Yadav claimed three wickets each. India lead the two-match series 1-0.
West Indies 197-6 at tea in second India Test
Roston Chase was batting on 50 as West Indies were 197 for six at tea after electing to bat first in the second Test against India in Hyderabad on Friday.
Skipper Jason Holder, on 10, was batting alongside Chase. Earlier Chase put together a gritty 69-run sixth-wicket stand with Shane Dowrich, who made 30.
Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav claimed three wickets while paceman Umesh Yadav took two. India lead the two-match series 1-0.
West Indies 86-3 at lunch in second India Test
The West Indies were 86 for three at lunch after electing to bat on the opening day of the second and final Test in Hyderabad on Friday.
Shimron Hetmyer was batting at the break on 10 after Shai Hope fell lbw to paceman Umesh Yadav for 36 at the stroke of lunch.
Spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav also took a wicket each. The hosts lead the two-match series 1-0.
West Indies bat first against India in second Test
West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and elected to bat against India in the second and final Test in Hyderabad on Friday.
Holder, who missed the team's opening loss due to an ankle injury, comes in for fast bowler Keemo Paul. Paceman Sherman Lewis has been replaced by spinner Jomel Warrican.
"Looks a pretty good wicket to bat on. Looking forward to (make) use of the new surface," Holder said at the toss.
"It's tough sitting out and watch the game but that's bound to happen. We all know what we're capable of doing."
India have made just one change from their record win in Rajkot last week with debutant paceman Shardul Thakur coming in for Mohammed Shami, who has been rested.
Skipper Virat Kohli admitted that he would have also batted first as the world's top Test side eyes a series sweep.
"Not bothered of the toss but I would have batted first as well. We have to focus on this series, just focusing on repeating the things we did in the first game," said Kohli.
"Shami has been rested, he has played six Tests and has bowled a lot of overs."
India are runaway favourites to sweep the series after they hammered the West Indies by an innings and 272 runs in the first Test.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Lokesh Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur
West Indies: Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Sunil Ambris, Shane Dowrich, Devendra Bishoo, Jomel Warrican, Shannon Gabriel
Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (AUS) and Ian Gould (ENG)
TV umpire: Nigel Llong (ENG)
Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)