Ajinkya Rahane hits first IPL hundred in seven years

Rahane hit 11 fours and three sixes during his innings which powered the Royals to a formidable score of 191/6 at the end of 20 overs.

Ajinkya Rahane brought up his second IPL hundred on Monday night.   -  IPL

Rajasthan Royals' Ajinkya Rahane, on Monday night, struck his second IPL century in the match against the Delhi Capitals in Jaipur's Sawai Mansingh Stadium.

Rahane reached the landmark off 58 balls with a brace off Ishant Sharma. He hit 11 fours and three sixes during his innings which propelled Rajasthan to 191/6.

Rahane's knock came close on the heels of him being replaced by Steve Smith as Rajasthan skipper. The Australian batsman had in fact been made the skipper last year but he had to make way for Rahane in the wake of Australia’s ball-tampering scandal.

Rahane's lone 100 for Rajasthan before this game came against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2012 when he racked up 103 off 60 balls including 12 fours and five sixes. Royals won that match by 59 runs.