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Ajinkya Rahane scores hundred for Hampshire on County debut

NEWPORT (United Kingdom): India's Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane had a memorable English County debut, scoring 100 for Hampshire against Nottinghamshire in a Division One sport on Wednesday.

Rahane thus was the 3rd Indian to attain 100 on county debut after Piyush Chawla, for Sussex against Worcestershire, and Murali Vijay for Essex against Nottinghamshire.

Rahane, who had scored simply 10 in the first innings, struck a patient 119 off 260 balls, hit 14 obstacles and shared a 257-run stand for the 3rd wicket with Sam Northeast, who used to be unbeaten on 131 at tea on the 3rd day.

Rahane got here in at No. three in the fifth over of the innings and used to be brushed aside via off-spinner Matthew Carter at the stroke of tea in the 70th over.

In between, he noticed off England seamer Stuart Broad's testing first spell and confirmed a large number of endurance waiting for the unfastened deliveries at the Newport flooring.

In reality, Rahane reached his hundred with a canopy power off Carter that fetched him two runs. The celebration used to be muted. This used to be his 30th first-class hundred.

Apart from Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravichandran Ashwin can be playing in the Division One of the Championship for Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire respectively.

The BCCI needs the Test specialists to have sufficient sport time sooner than they embark on tour of West Indies, where they are going to play two Tests as a part of World Test Championship.

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