Gujarat were 267 for seven after electing to bat in their Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match against Tamil Nadu in Belgavi on Wednesday. Opener Priyank Kirit Panchal top-scored for the batting side, scoring 113 off 180 balls at the KSCA Stadium.
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Dhruv Raval (35) was the second highest scorer on the first day of play, hitting five fours in the process. Manprit Juneja was dismissed after contributing 25, while opener Samit Gohel made 23 off 45 balls.
Panchal’s knock was laced with 17 boundaries. Skipper Axar Patel was batting on 28, with the help of five boundaries, when stumps were called.
T Natarajan and Baba Aparajith picked up two wickets apiece. There was a wicket each for A Aswin Crist, R Aushik Srinivas and Vijay Shankar.
During his knock, Panchal shared 67 runs for the fourth wicket with wicketkeeper Raval, and 55 with his opening partner Gohel.