However, India's response began positively thanks largely to opener Rohit Sharma, who hit 83 runs before he was trapped lbw by pace-bowler Steven Finn.
India's other key contribution came from Suresh Raina with an unbeaten knock of 89.
It could have been a different outcome though when Raina was caught in the slips with 41 runs to his name. Just as he prepared to walk back to the dressing room, umpire Steve Davis handed him a reprieve by calling a dead ball.
As a result, the 26-year-old went on to produce a match-winning performance for the home side.