Ajinkya Rahane hits maiden Test ton to give India big lead

Ajinkya Rahane's ton came off 149 balls and was punctuated with 15 fours. This was his first hundred after having played five Tests.

updated: February 16, 2014 20:36 IST
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At No. 7, batsmen usually look to survive for as long as possible. Then again, Ajinkya Rahane is not the typical No. 7 batsman. The 25-year-old walked in to bat with India in a tricky spot - at 165/5. Instead of merely nudging the ball around though, he seized control for his side and helped himself to a 158-ball 118 in the second Test against New Zealand at Wellington, on Saturday. (Scorecard)

Rahane came out to the middle at the fall of Rohit Sharma's wicket. While opener Shilkhar Dhawan's 98 had strengthened India's reply to New Zealand's 192, the hosts had struck back with crucial wickets. Rahane though refused to bend over and let the Kiwis take complete control. (Day 2 pics)

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