Opener Ajinkya Rahane stroked a fine century, the third of his One-Day International career, in India's second ODI against West Indies in Trinidad on Sunday. India's vice-captain reached the landmark (33.4 overs) with the help of 10 fours and two sixes as the Indian batsmen took the West Indian bowlers to task. He brought up the century with a boundary but two balls later, was bowled by Miguel Cummins for 103.
After rain delayed the start of the second ODI, the match was reduced to 43-overs a side. Rahane and opening partner Shikhar Dhawan's 114-run opening partnership provided India a solid start. Dhawan had earlier brought up his 21st ODI half-century before he was stumped by Shai Hope off an Ashley Nurse delivery in the 18th over.
Rahane's previous highest score against the West Indies was 77. He hit a stylish boundary to get to 78 in the 26th over and get past that figure.
While Dhawan got on to a blistering start, he failed to keep the momentum going. Captain Virat Kohli came in after he departed and created a good partnership with Rahane to give India a big total. Kohli's 87-run knock helped India post a formidable 310/5 in their 43 overs.
The first ODI was abandoned after 39.2 overs with India reaching 199 for 3 when persistent showers played spoilsport. Shikhar Dhawan's 87 and comeback-man Rahane's 62 were the highlights of the Indian innings. There were fears of the second ODI also suffering a similar fate but thankfully the incessant rain stopped while the match was shortened to 43-overs a side.