He took his time in establishing control on a pitch that offered good bounce for the bowlers but was productive for batsmen who were willing to be patient.
Carter plundered 18 fours and two sixes in a fine display. His hundred came after he had been dropped on six Yusuf Pathan.
During the course of the knock, he shared a couple of fruitful partnerships -- 79 for the third wicket with Kirk Edwards (36) and 131 runs for the fifth wicket with Leon Johnson (39).
Brief scores: West Indies 279/6 in 50 overs (J Carter 133, R Vinay Kumar 3/56) beat India 224 in 48.4 overs (Yuvraj 40, M Cummins 4/31)