<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/">India</a> Test vice-captain and middle-order mainstay <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ajinkya-rahane/news/">Ajinkya Rahane</a> has credited his time at <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/hampshire">Hampshire</a> for leaving his century drought behind. <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>Rahane scored 81 and 102 against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/west-indies/">West Indies</a> in the first Test setting base for a big 318-run win in Antigua. The century, Rahane's 10th of Test career, was his first in for over two years in the format. <p></p> <p></p>To address his repeated failures to reach three figures in the longest format, Rahane signed up with England county club Hampshire where he had a patchy run, scoring 307 runs across 13 innings. He though started his stint in style with a century before fading away during a phase that saw him register three ducks including two in the same match. <p></p> <p></p><strong>READ:</strong> <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-west-indies-2019-1st-test-statistical-review-virat-kohli-equals-ms-dhonis-record-and-goes-past-sourav-ganguly-india-register-biggest-win-by-runs-away-from-home-884446">Kohli equals Dhoni; goes past Ganguly's captaincy record</a> <p></p> <p></p>Under pressure to retain his place in the side, Rahane came up with a superb fighting half-century in the first innings in Antigua after India's top-order was blown away Windies pacers. He again top-scored in the second dig, setting the hosts 419-run to win the match before <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/jasprit-bumrah/news/">Jasprit Bumrah</a> waded through them for a record-win. <p></p> <p></p>For his efforts, the 31-year-old was chosen as the man-of-the-match. <p></p> <p></p>"Feels really special," Rahane said at the post-match presentation. "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." <p></p> <p></p>He added, "I think first day of the game, the wicket was really damp. We knew if we stay there the runs would come. The plan was to bat, bat and bat." <p></p> <p></p>Rahane didn't forget to thank those who stood by him during his slump. "I dedicate this award to the people who have backed me for the last one and a half to two years," he said. <p></p> <p></p>The second Test starts from August 30 at Sabina Park in Kingston.