Mumbai: Suresh Raina on Thursday sent a timely reminder to the selectors for his Test recall with a brilliant century to help Rest of India post a huge first innings total of 526 but the hosts replied strongly reaching 155-2 on Day 2 of the Irani Cup match.
Left-handed Raina, ignored for the entire four-Test rubber against England by the selectors in November-December last year, notched up 134 -- his 11th first class century -- in eight minutes under five hours.
In-form Mumbai opener Wasim Jaffer, also seeking a return to the Test team after four years, and one-down batsman Ajinkya Rahane led the home team's reply with individual half centuries.
At stumps, the hosts were 371 runs behind Rest of India with Rahane not out on 55 after a stay of 174 minutes and giving him company was night watchman Shardul Thakur (4) with Sachin Tendulkar to bat on the morrow.
Jaffer, who mustered over 800 runs this season in Ranji Trophy in seven games, was caught behind for 80 by Ambati Rayudu off Santakumaran Sreesanth. He put on a partnership of 132 runs for the second wicket with Rahane.