England were all out at 205 on the first day of the Ahmedabad Test on Thursday.
England were 144 for 5 at tea.
Earlier, opting to bat, England lost three quick wickets in the form of openers Dom Sibley (2) and Zak Crawley (8) besides skipper Joe Root (5).
Left-arm spinner Axar Patel continued his fine form with two wickets, while Mohammed Siraj accounted for the other batsman.
At the break, Jonny Bairstow (28) and Ben Stokes (24) were batting with the duo sharing 44 runs for the fourth wicket.
England 1st Innings: 74 for 3 in 25 overs (Jonny Bairstow 28 batting, Ben Stokes 24 batting; Axar Patel 2/21).