Rahul Dravid has been in exceptional form and most of it was on ample display on the opening day of the 2nd Test between India and West Indies. (AFP and AP images)
Dravid was a class-act coming in to bat at number three. The veteran batsman was patient with the good balls but was equally unforgiving with the loose deliveries. Quite a few of the loose ones were offered by the West Indies bowlers.
Most eyes were on Sachin Tendulkar who came to the middle once Gautam Gambhir fell. Tendulkar partnered Dravid and the two put on 56 runs for the 3rd wicket.
The day was not one that would see Tendulkar's 100th international ton as Devendra Bishoo removed his senior opponent on 38.
Dravid eventually brought up his century off 179 balls and also overtook Ian Bell as the highest run-getter in Tests in 2011.
Dravid was well supported by VVS Laxman (73) as the duo put on a 140-run stand for the the fourth wicket.
Kriagg Brathwaite eventually dislodged the batsman but not before Dravid had scored 119 runs. There were nine boundaries and two sixes in his innings.
Earlier in the day, Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag had given India a firm start. The duo put on 66 for the 1st wicket.
Sehwag was the first to fall on 38 while Gambhir was dismissed after a well made 65. India went on to finish the day on 346/5.