[caption id="attachment_884936" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-884936" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Ajinkya-Rahane-scores-81_AFP-Resized-1.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="355" /> Ajinkya Rahane returned to form, scoring 81 and 102, to power India to a 318-run win over West Indies in the first Test. @AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ajinkya-rahane/news/">Ajinkya Rahane</a> returned to form, scoring 81 and 102, and helped <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/">India</a> register their biggest win away from home as they beat <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/west-indies/">West Indies</a> by 318 runs in the first Test at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, in Antigua on Sunday. <p></p> <p></p>The Indian vice-captain had his share of struggles in the last few years due to a dip in form but the Indian Test vice-captain, who scored his first Test hundred after two years, said he tries not get affected by the criticism. <p></p> <p></p>"I try not to get affected by criticism as it is unwanted and I can't control it. Whenever you score a hundred, you are very happy," Rahane told his India and Mumbai teammate Rohit Sharma during an interview on <em>bcci.tv</em>. <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/india-in-west-indies-2019-201146/schedule/">INDIA vs WEST INDIES SCHEDULE</a> | <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/india-in-west-indies-2019-201146/news/">LATEST NEWS</a> <p></p> <p></p>"It was satisfying as I had to grind a lot in the beginning. (I) Needed to put the team in a good position before getting to the hundred," added Rahane. <p></p> <p></p>Before the West Indies, Rahane represented <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/hampshire">Hampshire</a> in County Cricket. While he could only score a hundred, the right-hander said that his county stint helped him. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/pravin-amre-lauds-centurion-ajinkya-rahane-says-last-two-years-werent-easy-for-him-884663">Pravin Amre lauds centurion Ajinkya Rahane, says last two years weren't easy for him</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>"I thought the first innings was very crucial for us. The partnership between me and Rahul was very crucial. Before this, I played county games for Hampshire and that helped me," said Rahane, who won the man-of-the-match award for his effort. "Feels really special," he added. <p></p> <p></p>The second and final Test of the series will commence on Friday at Sabina Park, Kingston in Jamaica.