JUNE 22 2010 17:29h
This follows his second Test hundred of 114 that was one of the planks for West Indies reaching 546, replying to South Africa's first innings total of 543 for six declared in the second Test at Warner Park here on Monday.
"The first (Test century) can be sometimes seen as a bit of luck, but I guess the second time, you prove to yourself that you can actually do it, so it's a nice feeling," he said.
"Especially after the first Test in Trinidad, the way it went, it was great to contribute the way I did."
Nash added 220 for the fourth wicket with fellow left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul with whom his simple approach to batting has been compared by knowledgeable observers.
"It obviously looked a very good pitch," he said. "There'd been some runs scored in the previous days, and Shiv at the other end is always a good sight to see, a rock and someone who is a very calming influence."
Nash however, shook off his typical obdurate style of batting to play some exciting strokes that raced him to his 100, and left the South Africans on the back-foot.
"I just knew I had to get a start, and stick to my game, and try and not let them unsettle me," he said.
"The team required me to bat at No.3 in the first Test, and I would have done it again obviously if asked to."
He added: "But the team management decided to move me to No.5 again, and Narsingh (Deonarine) did a great job batting at three, really stood up, and set the foundation for us to come in the middle order."
Nash was born and brought up in Australia, where his Jamaican parents Andrea and Paul still call home. He was delighted they were there, as well as wife Hannah and four-month-old daughter Hallie to see him to the milestone.
"My mother and father have made a long journey to come and watch me play, so it's always special when they come and do that," he said.
"My mother and father are very proud of my achievements and the West Indies, so it's great to have them here and when we're doing well especially."
South Africa start the final day on 23 without loss, leading by 20 runs with all their second innings wickets standing.