Rahane revels in 'special' century


India batsman Ajinkya Rahane said scoring a Test century in Jamaica is "special" after bring up his seventh career ton.

Rahane made 108 not out for his third Test century in four innings before touring India declared on 500-9 with a lead of 304 runs on Monday.

West Indies did not have a chance to open their second innings due to rain, which wreaked havoc throughout on day three of the second Test.

Rahane went from 42 overnight to another hundred having added 66 at Sabina Park, and he told reporters afterwards: "I was not thinking about my hundred. When Mishra and Shami got out I told Umesh to play normal cricket. Just give your 100 per cent whether defending or playing a shot.

"When I was 84-85 I wanted to play normal cricket but the offie brought his long off in and I wanted to clear the fielder.

"When I was on 95, just play normal cricket and once I get my hundred we'll play some shots."

Rahane added: "I was disappointed with the way I got out in the first Test. But, whether we play in India or abroad, what's important for me is my process and preparations.

"I never think about scoring hundreds. I think the results will follow as long as I prepare well and my processes are right.

"I think about the small things that are helpful for me. At the same time scoring a hundred here is special, getting to the three-figure mark is really, really special for a batsman."