A fine knock of 91 by Karan Goel, and Pankaj Dharmani's 71, helped Punjab garner 278 for five on the first day of the four-day Ranji Trophy Elite 'B' match against Maharashtra in Kolhapur on Sunday.
Goel's knock was studded with 11 boundaries and one six, while Dharmani hit 10 fours, at the Chhatrapati Shivaji stadium before he retired hurt.
Opener Ravneet Ricky also made notable contribution, scoring 56 off 114 balls, punctuated with eight boundaries and a six.
Ricky and Goel gave a solid start to Punjab's innings, scoring 112 runs for the opening wicket.
Bipul Sharma (16) and Ishan Malhotra (1) were at crease when stumps were drawn.
For Maharashtra, Rohit Jadhav snared three wickets, giving away 72 runs, while Sairaj Bahutule pocketed 2 for 86.
Punjab (1st innings):
Ravneet Ricky c Kanitkar b Bahutule 56
Karan Goel st Satbhai b R Jadhav 91
Sunny Sohal c Sanklecha b R Jadhav 8
Pankaj Dharmani retired hurt 71
Gaurav Gupta c Khadiwale b R Jadhav 16
Uday Kaul st Satbhai b Bahutule 7
Ipul Sharma batting 16
Ishan Malhotra batting 1
Extras: (lb-1 nb-12 ) 12
Total: (For five wickets in 90 overs) 278
Fall of wickets: 1-112, 2-147, 3-168, 4-225, 5-241
Bowling: Sanklecha 13-02-43-0, Aditya Dole 13-01-48-0, Harshad Khadiwalle 04-01-13-0, Sairaj Bahutule 29-06-86-2, Rohit Jadhav 26-05-72-3, Sridharan Sriram 05-01-15-0.