Prithvi Shaw scored his 3rd hundred for Mumbai    AFP (file photo)
Prithvi Shaw scored his 3rd FC hundred for Mumbai AFP (file photo)

Ranji Trophy 2017-18 so far has exhibited a lot of hard-fought cricket, and its quality were been the highlight of rounds 1 & 2. However, the opening day of round 3 did not disappoint either. With marquee clash between Mumbai and Tamil Nadu grabbing highlights, India s domestic stars dominated the day.

Let us go through the headline-grabbers from day one.

Prithvi Shaw: Fresh from milking New Zealand s bowlers for plenty, Shaw shined yet again. Opening the batting for Mumbai, Shaw sustained pressure from one end to help Shreyas Iyer score quick runs.

The 17-year-old recorded his third First-Class hundred to equal Ankit Bawane s record (3) of most First-Class hundred under 18. Sachin Tendulkar leads with 8, followed by Ambati Rayudu 4.

Mohammed Siraj: Siraj celebrated his India call-up with a fiery spell of fast-bowling against a batting-heavy Karnataka. Siraj picked wickets of Ravikumar Samarth, Mayank Agarwal, Stuart Binny and K Gowtham.

KL Rahul: Recalled for T20I series against New Zealand, KL Rahul failed to impress yet again in the Ranji edition. He managed just 4 runs for Karnataka.

Shreyas Iyer: After receiving his maiden India T20I call-up, Iyer answered his critics in style. Iyer slammed a 62-ball 57 inclusive of 7 fours and 2 sixes. Iyer was crucial in building Mumbai s wobbly innings against Tamil Nadu.

R Ashwin: Ashwin decided to announce himself on the domestic circuit once again. Ashwin toiled long and hard to snatch wickets against Mumbai.

His first wicket came easy in the form of Siddesh Lad, while Shaw s wicket took a lot of effort and patience.

Piyush Chawla: In only his third game for Gujarat, Piyush excelled with the ball. He outfoxed the likes of Shubham Khajuria, Parvez Rassol and Ram Dayal en-route his 22nd five-wicket haul.