BRIDGETOWN (Agencies) - Chasing 281-run target off 83 overs, West Indies lost two wickets early against India on the final day of the rain-hit second Test in Bridgetown, Barbados. West Indies were 51/2 in 16 overs at lunch on Day 5 with Adrian Barath (23 not out) and Darren Bravo (5 not out) on the crease. Hosts still need 230 more runs to level the three-match series 1-1. Praveen Kumar dismissed Ramnaresh Sarwan (8) in the seventh over to reduce the hosts to 27/2. First innings hero Ishant Sharma gave India a perfect start when he scalped Windies opener Lendl Simmons (14) in the fourth over after India declared their second innings at 269/6 and set a 281-run target for West Indies on Saturday. Dhoni and his men got 83 overs to force a result on the fifth and final day of the match. India lost Dhoni (5), VVS Laxman (87) and Virat Kohli (27) in quick succession in the morning session of the final day to Edwards before declaring their innings. Pacer Fidel Edwards (5-76) struck thrice to jolt the Indian second innings in the first session of the final day. Edwards finished with five wickets for the innings after he dismissed Dravid and Mukund on the fourth day. Edwards dismissed India skipper soon after removing Laxman in his previous over to reduce the visitors to 253/6 after they resumed at 229/3 on Day 5. Laxman, who scored 85 in the first innings, hit eight fours in his 188-ball 87 knock as he missed to post a century in both innings. Edwards struck in the second over of the day to get rid of Kohli, who was dropped from the Test squad for England series few minutes earlier by Indian selectors. Earlier, Laxman and Kohli resumed India's second innings on the final day after Laxman and Rahul Dravid (55) put the visitors in a formidable position as they reached 229 for three in their second innings for an overall lead of 240 on the fourth day. ScoreCard India 1st Innings 201 West Indies 1st Innings 190 India 2nd Innings (overnight 229 /3) A Mukund c Baugh b Edwards 48 M Vijay c Baugh b Rampaul 3 R Dravid c Sarwan b Edwards 55 V Laxman c Sammy b Edwards 87 V Kohli c Sammy b Edwards 27 S Raina not out 12 MS Dhoni c Chanderpaul b Edwards 5 Harbhajan Singh not out 6 Extras: (b4, lb9, w5, nb8) 26 Total (6 wkts decl;102 overs) 269 Fow: 1-26, 2-89, 3-154, 4-232, 5-247, 6-253 Bowling: Edwards 23-4-76-5; Rampaul 28-6-72-1; Sammy 24-8-45-0; Bishoo 27-4-63-0 West Indies 2nd Innings (target: 281) A Barath not out 23 L Simmons c Dravid b Sharma 14 R Sarwan c Raina b Kumar 8 DM Bravo not out 5 Extras: (lb1) 1 Total: (for 2 wkts, 16 overs) 51 FOW: 1-18, 2-27 Bowling: Kumar 7-3-16-1; Sharma 6-1-19-1; Mithun 2-0-11-0; Harbhajan Singh 1-0-4-0