WI won the toss and decided to bat first.
WI's big hitter Chris Gayle (18) was however out cheaply failing to a swing from pacer Imtiyaz Ahmed.
Darren Bravo and Marlon Samuel picked up run to the side before falling apart in the second wicket at 145.
While Bravo (61) was bowled by Arish Alam, Kieran Powel was struck by Parminder Singh at 64.
It was a bad day for Marlon Samuels, who also fell in 12 after sneaking behind the gloves of Amir Khan off Imtiaz Ahmed when total score was 163 in 41.5 overs.
Since then there was no looking back for the Caribbeans as former captain Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Deonarine steadied the partnership to take the side to 333/4 in the crease at the end of the day.
The match began late due to the wet condition of the outfield at the Jadavpur University complex in Salt Lake, where the play was also called off for the day at the end of 79 overs due to bad light.
West Indians 1st innings
Chris Gayle b Imtiaz Ahmed 18
K Powell b Alam 64
D Bravo b Singh 61
M Samuels c Amir Khan
b Imtiaz Ahmed 12
S Chanderpaul not out 91
N Deonarine not out 83
Extras (lb 4) 4
Total (4 wickets; 79 overs) 333
Fall of wickets 1-33, 2-145, 3-149, 4-163
Bowling Analysis O M R W
RP Singh 14 2 46 1
AS Rajpoot 6.3 1 29 0
Imtiaz Ahmed 16 4 68 2
P Chawla 19 2 91 0
P Gupta 7.3 0 38 0
Alam 16 2 57 1
--IBNS (Posted on 31-10-2013)