Priyank Kirit Panchal made a solid 62 as Gujarat ended at 224 for four on day one of their Ranji Trophy match against Madhya Pradesh.
After a 75-run stand for the opening wicket with Samit Gohel, Panchal anchored the Gujarat innings with a 170-ball effort.
Captain Parthiv Patel too played well but missed out on a half century by a run.
Manpreet Juneja and Chirag Gandhi were batting on 44 and 9 respectively, at close of play.
Ankit Sharma was the most prolific bowler for Madhya Pradesh, taking two wickets for 60 runs.
Gujarat won the toss and opted to bat at the Reliance Cricket Stadium.
Brief scores: Gujarat 224/4 in 90 overs (Panchal 62; Ankit Sharma 2/60).