Ajinkya Rahane proud to join Lord's honours board

Centurion Ajinkya Rahane believes that his positive approach allowed him to enjoy success at Lord's on day one of the second Test.

Ajinkya Rahane has admitted to feeling pride after becoming the latest player to add his name to the Lord's honours board on Thursday.

The 26-year-old's 103 from 154 balls on a tricky pitch guided India to 290-9 as the tourists frustrated England on day one of the second Test, and he believes that a positive approach allowed him to be successful.

"I'm really happy with this special 100 at Lord's," Rahane told Sky Sports News. "I just looked and saw my name on the board, it's a proud moment.

"Playing Test cricket outside your country is a challenge, and I love challenges.

"I love playing on this kind of wicket. You want to be little positive and let the ball come and after 25, 30 runs, I wanted to play a positive game and back my instinct."

The five-match series is currently level following the draw at Trent Bridge last week.

India's Ajinkya Rahane celebrates after reaching a century during play on the first day of the second cricket Test match between England and India at Lord's cricket ground in London on July 17, 2014
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