Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane scored a hundred against West Indies in the second Test at Sabina Park on Monday. But his hundred was like a suspense thriller as people were asking at regular intervals – Has he (Rahane) completed hundred yet?
It was Rahane’s seventh hundred that helped India post a 500 runs total on the board on a rain-marred the third day. Rahane was finally unbeaten on 108 off 237 balls. His century helped India to get a 304-run lead.
Rahane had survived a seeking examination from Jason Holder in the morning session when India continued on 358 for 5. But Rahane showed his character and went on to score 13 boundaries and three sixes on his way to his seventh career hundred.
The afternoon downpour forced umpire to call early tea .
India started their innings on 456 for six as the match started after a downpour. Roston Chase sent back Amit Mishra and Mohammed Shami.
As India didn’t have many wickets in hand, Rahane moved into the nervous 90s with a massive six. And he scored his hundred with an outside edge of the delivery of Roston Chase as the ball rushed between Shane Dowrich, the wicketkeeper, and first slip.
Earlier in the morning, wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha and Rahane built a 98-run partnership that helped India to get a good position in the match.
In the first Test of the series, Rahane was caught playing a bizarre shot. The hundred helped Rahane to cement his position in the team when selectors are probably going to face a problem in the third match on who to drop with Vijay waiting in the wings!