Bangalore: Ajinkya Rahane missed it in Rajasthan Royals' opening IPL 5 game against the Kings XI Punjab on April 6 but he was not to be denied on Sunday.
The Rajasthan opener smashed the first century of IPL 5 against the Royal Challenges Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday. He scored 103 off 60 balls, which included six fours in a single over off S Aravind that saw him go from 48 off 40 after 12 overs to 72 off 46 at the end of the 13th.
Rahane, who opens for Rajasthan alongside India veteran Rahul Dravid, has so far completely overshadowed his senior partner and has been the backbone of his side's batting line-up. He is currently the orange cap holder in the IPL, which means he has accumulated the most runs in the season so far.