Picture 1 of 9

Kyle Hop plays a shot en route to his 46 against India in fifth ODI at Jamaica on Thursday © AFP

Virat Kohli stroked a commanding, unbeaten 111 to lead India to a series-clinching eight-wicket win over the West Indies in the fifth and final one-day international at Sabina Park on Thursday. Responding to the home side’s modest total of 205 for nine after captain Jason Holder chose to bat first in Jamaica, the visitors’ skipper ensured there was to be no upset with the target reached in the 37th over to give India a 3-1 series triumph. Stung by an 11-run defeat in the fourth match in Antigua, when they failed to reach an even smaller target of 190, the Indians were in no mood to let their opponents off the hook this time around. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs West Indies 2017, 5th ODI at Jamaica

An early strike by fast bowler Alzarri Joseph in removing Shikhar Dhawan at the start of the chase ushered in Kohli who immediately set about the bowling. He put on 79 for the second wicket with Ajinkya Rahane before the opener fell leg-before to spinner Devendra Bishoo. It was his first score under 50 in the series. Dinesh Karthik joined his leader in the 19th over and was prepared to play the supporting role to a rampant Kohli, his 28th ODI century coming up off 108 deliveries with one six and 12 fours decorating his authoritative innings. FULL CRICKET UPDATES: India vs West Indies 2017, 5th ODI at Jamaica

Karthik reached an unbeaten 50 in an unbroken third-wicket partnership of 122 just before Kohli finished the match with his second six off Roston Chase. “Today was another clinical performance for us. Winning in a chase is always a nice feeling,” said Kohli after receiving the ‘Man of the Match’ award.

(With inputs from AFP)