West Indies bowlers used the short-balls cleverly, exposing the Indian batsmen's vulnerability to short-pitched deliveries.
In the fourth over, opener Murali Vijay (7) was the first to depart after Darren Sammy pitched it short and he mistimed the pull to a diving Keiron Pollard at deep square.
Gautam Gambhir (15) followed him soon in the next over after a fast and short Kemar Roach delivery kissed his gloves to wicketkeeper Denesh Ramadin. Yuvraj Singh (12) and Yusuf Pathan (17) also fell to short-pitched deliveries as the innings fell apart.
Raina and Dhoni (29) came up with some useful contributions but lost partners at the other end. Raina was severe on Pollard, hitting him for a six and two fours in three successive deliveries.
With Raina on fire, Gayle brought himself to cut short his innings while Dhoni was run out after a direct hit from Dwayne Bravo.