Cheteshwar Pujara (l) and Murali Vijay scored big for their Ranji sides respectively    AFP
Cheteshwar Pujara (l) and Murali Vijay (r) scored hundreds for their Ranji sides respectively AFP (file photo)

With a mini-break from international cricket, Team India regulars were in attendance for round 5 of the Ranji Trophy 2017-18. Day 1 saw stars ascend to domestic circuit; some faltered, some excelled, while some had a tough outing.

Let us read how marquee players fared on the opening day.

Mumbai s teenage sensation Prithvi Shaw and India s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane sadly did not make any contribution in Mumbai s 500th Ranji match. Both fell for ducks.

Shreyas Iyer: Fresh from a T20I stint with India, Iyer managed to show his batting prowess during his short stay. His 60-ball 38 included six squashbuckling fours.

KL Rahul: Eyeing a comeback in the Test side, KL Rahul had another poor show for Karnataka, falling for 9.

Manish Pandey: Fighting for a place in India’s playing XI, Pandey scored fifty in 71 balls to put Karnataka ahead.

Murali Vijay: Vijay scored a flawless innings of 140. The injury-marred opener notched his 35th First-Class fifty, and then moved to achieve his 21st First-Class ton in 222 balls.

Suresh Raina: Raina s poor run continued as he failed yet again. He was out for six.

Cheteshwar Pujara: Pujara’s preparations for the Tests are on course. India s run-machine scored his 44th First-Class fifty and 43rd hundred for Saurashtra. He remained unbeaten on 115.

Ravichandran Ashwin did not participate.