Irani Cup: Raina hits ton, Rahane leads Mumbai fightback

Earlier, Raina, who struck 14 fours and 5 sixes in his 169-ball essay, added 153 runs in only 172 balls in a punishing seventh wicket stand with Abhimanyu Mithun, who made 51 with nine fours and a six.

updated: February 07, 2013 19:19 IST
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Mumbai: Suresh Raina on Thursday sent a timely reminder to the selectors for his Test recall with a brilliant century to help Rest of India post a huge first innings total of 526 but the hosts replied strongly reaching 155-2 on day two of the Irani Cup match in Mumbai.

Left-handed Raina, ignored for the entire four-Test rubber against England by the selectors in November-December last year, notched up 134 - his 11th first class century - in eight minutes under five hours.

In-form Mumbai opener Wasim Jaffer, also seeking a return to the Test team after four years, and one-down batsman Ajinkya Rahane led the home team's reply with individual half centuries.

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