Gujarat put on 267 for 8 on the opening day of the test. The team played 86 overs in the day. Priyank Panchal scored most of the runs single handedly. In the match, the player achieved the rare milestone of aggregating 1000 runs or more in a season. He scored 113 single handedly playing till the evening session. He is now the fastest player to reach the mark in 11th inning of the first-class tournament since 2000-01 session. The player is currently through a tough form smashing the century back to back after a double and a triple century. The latest ton came against Tamil Nadu in the match at Belagavi. By the end of the day, captain Axar Patel steered the Gujarat inning with Chintan Gaja.
In the match between Punjab and Mumbai, the former scored 216 losing 4 wickets in the first day. Uday Kaul and Mandeep Singh scored a half century each. Punjab lost two wickets early for 63 runs, struck by Shardul Thakur. Kaul and Singh aggregated 138 runs in the partnership stretch after the early loss. The batsmen played until the 82nd over when Surya Kumar Yadav removed both at the gap of just three balls. Singh smashed 78 with 10 fours and 2 sixes. Kaul scored 86 in the inning.
Uttar Pradesh, in the match against Baroda was salvaged by Saurabh Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav. The team lost seven wickets for 207 until the players put forward a 153-run partnership at Number 9, down the line. The top order fell without any top score but the two players struck off the attacks from Baroda bowlers with massive boundaries. They hammered 19 fours in 36 overs and achieved a run rate of 4 per over. Baroda bowler Babashafi Pathan had 3 wickets for 84 runs. Other bowlers, Sagar Mangalorkar and Rishi Arothe had two wickets each. By the end of the day, Saurabh Kumar was at 85 and Yadav at 77, both unbeaten.
Bengal played 60 overs in the first day on the Palam Ground striking against Madhya Pradesh. The home team scored 185 losing 4 wickets. The inning was steered after the top order slog by Abhimanyu Easwaran and Shreevats Goswami. The batsmen partnered for 97 runs in the inning until the end of the day. The early wickets were lost within 88 runs, with Chandrakant Sakure attacking two wickets, Ishwar Pandey removing one and Puneet Datey taking down another. As the day ended, Easwaran and Goswami were at their unbeaten 68 and 52.
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