Jamaica’s Brandon King slammed his maiden One Day International hundred yesterday to steer the West Indies to an easy seven-wicket win over the United Arab Emirates in Sharjah.

King stitched together a chanceless run-a-ball 112 as the Windies set 203 for victory, reaching 206 for 3 inside 35 overs.

King, who belted 12 fours and 4 sixes, also shared a second-wicket stand of 91 with Shamarh Brooks, who made 44.

Earlier, the hosts were dismissed for 202 in 48 overs.

Ali Naseer led the batting with 58, while Keemo Paul marked his return to the West Indies team with three wickets.

Captain Shai Hope was full of praise for his team, especially the bowlers.

West Indies white-ball captain Shai Hope.

Game two in the three-match series will be played tomorrow at the same venue.