Young opener Prithvi Shaw underlined his class with a century against a quality Tamil Nadu attack as Mumbai amassed 314 for seven on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy Group C match in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Electing to bat after winning the toss, Mumbai suffered an early setback when comeback man Yo Mahesh got Akhil Herwadkar in his first over, trapping the left-hander leg before wicket for a duck.
Shaw and Shreyas Iyer, who has been picked in the India T20 team for the forthcoming three-match series against New Zealand, started off aggressively and attacked the Tamil Nadu bowlers.
In a quick start, despite the loss of Herwadkar, the 50 came up in the eighth over.
The pair raised the team’s 100 in the 20th over as Iyer struck some beautiful shots as he raced to his half-century at a-run-a-ball.
Shaw appeared subdued but played some splendid shots too as the Tamil Nadu bowlers struggled to contain the free-stroking young Mumbai duo.
Iyer fell after a fluent knock of 57, which included seven fours and two sixes, after Mumbai had crossed the 100-run mark. He edged a delivery from Vijay Shankar to wicketkeeper N Jagadeesan.
The Mumbai batsmen continued to look for runs and Surya Kumar Yadav added 63 runs with Shaw in just over 11 overs to maintain the momentum.
Shaw, who was on 76 at the lunch break, played positively and required another 26 balls after the interval to reach his century.
The young right-hander hit 17 fours and two sixes before he was dismissed for 123 by world No. 1 Test bowler Ravichandran Ashwin, who had previously claimed the wicket of Siddesh Lad.
Mumbai skipper Aditya Tare scored an important half-century to further the team's cause and added 63 runs with the experienced Abhishek Nayar, before Vijay Shankar provided the visitors with a much-needed breakthrough.
The all-rounder earned another wicket for Tamil Nadu by sending back Vijay Gohil in the final over of the day as Mumbai finished at 314 for seven.
It was another hard day for Ashwin; he bowled 29 overs, picking up two wickets for 77 runs, while Yo Mahesh also scalped two.
Left-arm spinner Rahil Shah went for 82 runs in his 25 overs while young all-rounder Washington Sundar bowled only four overs.
Group C Brief scores (Day 1):
At Mumbai: Mumbai 314 for 7 in 89.1 overs (Prithvi Shaw 123, Shreyas Iyer 57, Aditya Tare 53; Vijay Shankar 3 for 37, R Ashwin 2 for 77) vs Tamil Nadu.
At Vizianagaram: Andhra Pradesh 278 for 2 in 89.5 overs (G Hanuma Vihari 143 not out, D B Prashanth Kumar 127) vs Odisha.
At Agartala: Tripura 88 for 6 in 40 overs (B B Ghosh 42 not out; Ishwar Pandey 3 for 20) vs Madhya Pradesh.
Siraj celebrates India call-up with 4 wkts, Rahul fails
Shimoga: Mohammed Siraj celebrated his India call-up with a four wicket haul as Hyderabad dismissed Karnataka for 183 on the first day of the Ranji Trophy Group A encounter.
At stumps on Day 1, Hyderabad were 51 for three with Kolla Sumanth unbeaten on 34.
Pacer Siraj grabbed four for 42 in 15 overs as India international KL Rahul was castled by medium pacer Ravi Kiran. He looked rusty during his 27-ball stay at the crease as he scored just four.
Hosts Karnataka after a good batting show in the previous game faltered badly with only Stuart Binny's 61 off 88 balls adding some semblance of respectability to the total.
Karnataka were reduced to 89 for six at one stage before Binny added 56 runs with Krishnappa Gowtham (13) as they managed to get close to 150-run mark.
Siraj hit the deck hard and got the deliveries to jag back into right-handers after pitching. He removed his India 'A' teammate Ravikumar Samarth (19) and also breached through the defences of Mayank Agarwal (0).
Siraj also removed the dangerous looking Binny in his second spell along with Gowtham.
Group A Brief scores:
In Shimoga: Karnataka 183 all out (Stuart Binny 61, Mohammed Siraj 4/42) vs Hyderabad 51 for three.
In Guwahati: Assam 216 for eight (Tarjinder Singh 43, Deepak Bansal 3/50, Amit Mishra 3/56) vs Railways
In Lucknow: Maharashtra 274 for four (Ankit Bawne 107 not out) vs Uttar Pradesh.
Jharkhand dismiss Haryana for 208 on Amit Mishra's return
Ranchi: Haryana managed a paltry 208 against Jharkhand on the first day of the Ranji Trophy group B encounter, a match that marked veteran leg-spinner Amit Mishra's return to competitive cricket after six-month lay-off due to injury.
Off-spinner Sunny Gupta (4/67) and seamer Jaskaran Singh (3/52) shared bulk of the spoils with India A regular Shahbaz Nadeem at his miserly best, claiming 2 for 27 in 23 overs.
Haryana suffered a batting collapse after being comfortably placed at 146 for 2 in the second session. They lost last eight wickets for 54 runs.
Opener Shubham Rohilla (52) and Chaitanya Bishnoi (61) were the top scorers for Haryana.
Mishra scored only 2. He later bowled a couple of overs when Jharkhand batted at the end of the day to reach 14 for no loss.
Group B Brief scores (Day 1):
At Haryana 208 (Chaitanya Bishnoi 61, Shubham Rohilla 52, Sunny Gupta 4/67, Shahbaz Nadeem 2/27, Jaskaran Singh 3/52); Jharkhand 14/0 in 7 overs.
At Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala 232/3 (Rohan Prem 86, Jalaj Saxena 79, Pankaj
Singh 1/49) vs Rajasthan.
At Surat: Jammu and Kashmir 261 (Ahmed Bandy 54, Shubham Khajuria 54, Parveez Rasool 4, Piyush Chawla 5/92); Gujarat 15/0 in 10 overs.
Jiwanjot's double ton steers Punjab to 396-2 vs Goa
Porvorim, Goa: Opener Jiwanjot Singh struck a double century and Anmolpreet Singh hit a ton as Punjab reached 396 for two on the opening day of their Group D Ranji Trophy match against Goa.
Punjab are without a point from two outings so far, having lost a match and conceding the lead in another.
Opting to bat, Punjab did not have an ideal start as they lost opener Manan Vohra for a three-ball duck in the first over itself, but his opening partner, Jiwanjot scored an unbeaten 215 to put the team in control by the end of the first day's play.
When the stumps were drawn, Anmolpreet Singh was giving Jiwanjot company at the other end on an unbeaten 103.
Jiwanjot and Anmolpreet shared an unbroken 236-run stand for the fourth wicket.
Anmolpreet, promoted to No. 4 in the absence of Yuvraj Singh, struck 11 fours and two sixes, while Jiwanjot hit 26 boundaries and a six.
Uday Kaul missed out on converting a good start into a century as he fell for 66 off 118 balls that included 10 hits to the fence.
Group D Brief scores (Day 1):
Punjab 396/2 in 90 overs (Jiwanjot Singh batting 215, Anmolpreet Singh batting 103) vs Goa.
Himachal Pradesh 273/5 in 90 overs (Nikhil Gangta batting 89, Ankush Bains 68; Vikas Yadav 3/79) vs Services.
Chhattisgarh 246/3 in 89.2 overs (Amandeep Khare batting 116, Ashutosh Singh 113; Umesh Yadav 3/44) vs Vidarbha.