KINGSTON (Jamaica) (AFP) - Yuvraj Singh set India up for a 20-run victory over West Indies in the first One-day International on Friday with a boundary-laced 131. Yuvraj appeared to be stuck in Twenty20 mode, when he struck 10 fours and seven sixes from 102 balls in his 12th ODI hundred to propel India to 339 for six from their 50 overs, after the visitors chose to bat at Sabina Park in the opening fixture of their four-match series in the Caribbean. Opener Dinesh Karthik scored a career-best 67 off 77 balls, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni made 41, and Yusuf Pathan got 40 not out to boost the visitors' total. India then bowled with discipline to strangle the West Indies batting and dismissed the home team for 319 to complete victory with 11 balls to spare. Shivanrine Chanderpaul hit three fours and three sixes in the top score of 63 from 59 balls, and several other West Indies batsman got starts, but failed to carry on. Ramnaresh Sarwan supported with 45, Runako Morton with 42, and West Indies captain Chris Gayle added 37. Ashish Nehra - on his return to the Indian side - captured three wickets for 49 runs from 7.1 overs, and Yusuf Pathan took three for 56 from eight overs with his uncomplicated off-spin. The victory gives India a 1-0 lead in the four-match series which continues on Sunday at the same venue before the final two matches are contested next Friday and Sunday at the Beausejour Stadium in St. Lucia. India were put on their heels, when West Indies started their chase confidently with a stand of 65 for the first wicket between Gayle and Morton. But Nehra removed Gayle fell in the 10th over, and Pathan snared Morton in the 16th to leave West Indies on 100 for two. India saw West Indies get back on track, as Sarwan and Chanderpaul put on 51 for the third wicket. But R.P. Singh's throw from deep square leg from the last ball of the 25thover ran Sarwan out as the West Indies batsman tried for a second run, leaving the home team needing 189 from the second half of their innings. India maintained their discipline, although Chanderpaul reached his 50 from 51 balls with a flick to deep fine leg for four off Ishant Sharma in the 34 the over, and the remaining West Indies batsmen all came and treated the crowd to all too brief innings. Earlier, when Yuvraj entered, India had stumbled to 32 for two in the eighth over, following the dismissals of Gautam Gambhir for 13 in the fifth over and Rohit Sharma for four in the eighth. But Yuvraj joined Karthik, and the left-hander treated the modest crowd to a breath-taking array of strokes to reach his hundred from 88 balls, when he steered Taylor to third man for a single. He added 135 for the third wicket with Karthik, who was caught behind off Dave Bernard Jr in the 29th over. Yuvraj reached 50 from 55 balls, when he turned a delivery from West Indies captain Chris Gayle into square leg for two, and then dominated an 86-run, fourth-wicket stand with Dhoni. Yuvraj indulged himself during the Batting Power Play that spanned the 34th and 38th overs, when he smashed two fours and six sixes, as India added 62 runs. The 37th over was particularly memorable for Yuvraj, when he struck Taylor for two sixes - over mid-wicket and long-off - in an over that cost 21. But Yuvraj was slightly hobbled by a Taylor yorker, and eventually tamely surrendered, when he was caught behind off Dwayne Bravo in the 39th over glancing a leg-side delivery. After his dismissal, India made steady, if not spectacular progress in the closing overs through Dhoni, Pathan, and Harbhajan Singh. Their final total was the highest in an ODI at the ground eclipsing Pakistan's 349 all out against Zimbabwe in the 2007 World Cup. The highest target successfully chased at the venue is South Africa's 255 for two against West Indies four years ago. Bravo captured two for 66 from his 10 overs to be the best of the West Indies' bowlers. SCOREBOARD INDIA: D. Karthik c wkpr Ramdin b Bernard 67 G. Gambhir c D.J. Bravo b Taylor 13 R. Sharma c D.J. Bravo b Baker 4 Yuvraj c wkpr Ramdin b D.J. Bravo 131 M.S. Dhoni run out (+Ramdin) 41 R. Jadeja c wkpr Ramdin b D.J. Bravo 0 Y. Pathan not out 40 Harbhajan Singh not out 21 EXTRAS: (b1, lb8, w10, nb3) 22 TOTAL: (6 wkts) 339 I. Sharma, R.P. Singh, A. Nehra did not bat Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Gambhir, 4.3 overs); 2-32 (R. Sharma, 7.2); 3-167 (Karthik, 28.4); 4-253 (Yuvraj Singh, 38.1); 5-253 (Jadeja, 38.2); 6-298 (Dhoni, 46.2) BOWLING: Taylor 10-1-74-1 (nb2, w3) Baker 9-0-62-1 (nb1, w1) DJ Bravo 10-0-66-2 (w3) Bernard 8-0-50-1 (w3) Benn 10-0-50-0 Gayle 3-0-28-0 Overs: 50 WEST INDIES: C. Gayle c Harbhajan Singh b Nehra 37 R. Morton c wkpr Dhoni b Pathan 42 R. Sarwan run out (Singh/Dhoni) 45 S. Chanderpaul c Jadeja b Pathan 63 D.J. Bravo c R. Sharma b I. Sharma 8 D.M. Bravo c R.P. Singh b Harbhajan Singh 19 J. Taylor lbw b Pathan 21 D. Ramdin c Harbhajan Singh b Nehra 29 D. Bernard c R. Sharma b Nehra 19 S. Benn b R.P. Singh 7 L. Baker not out 0 EXTRAS: (b4, lb4, w19, nb2) 29 TOTAL: (all out) 319 Fall of wickets: 1-65 (Gayle, 9.3 overs); 2-100 (Morton, 15.5); 3-151 (Sarwan, 24.6); 4-188 (D.J. Bravo, 31.5); 5-224 (Chanderpaul, 35.4); 6-241 (D.M. Bravo, 38.3); 7-250 (Taylor, 39.3); 8-294 (Bernard, 44.5); 9-318 (Benn, 47.4) BOWLING: R.P. Singh 7-0-44-1 (nb1, w3) Nehra 7.1-1-49-3 (nb1, w2) I. Sharma 5-0-38-1 (w1) Jadeja 7-1-34-0 Y. Pathan 8-0-56-3 (w8) Harbhajan Singh 10-0-56-1 (w5) Yuvraj Singh 4-0-34-0 Overs: 48.1 Result: India won by 20 runs Series: India lead four-match series 1-0 Umpires: N. Llong (ENG), N. Malcolm TV umpire: C. Mack Reserve umpire: C. Fletcher Match referee: C. Broad (ENG)