Pandya, Swapnil bundle Railways out for 166

A round-up of the first day's play from the second round of Group B Ranji trophy matches played on October 8, 2015

Baroda 118 for 1 trail Railways 166 (Karn 51, Pandya 5-61, Swapnil 4-31) by 48 runs
Medium-pacer Hardik Pandya's maiden first-class five-for and a four-wicket haul from left-arm spinner Swapnil Singh bundled Railways out for a paltry 166 in Vadodara. In reply, led by opener Kedar Devdhar's unbeaten 69, the home side reached a promising total of 118 for 1 by close of play.
Pandya took four of the first five wickets to fall to leave Railways leaving at 45 for 5 in the 16th over. It took a lower-order rally led by Karn Sharma's 51 to lift the side from 89 for 7 to 166 all out.
In response, Baroda lost opener Hitesh Solanki early but recovered through an 87-run unbeaten partnership for the second wicket between Devdhar and captain Aditya Waghmode.
Gujarat 250 for 5 (Parthiv 122, DP Vijaykumar 3-61) v Andhra
Parthiv Patel's 122 was the standout performance for Gujarat on the opening day of their second round match against Andhra, taking them to a position of relative safety after a top-order failure.
DP Vijaykumar early strikes reduced Gujarat to 14 for 2 after they were put in to bat. Parthiv, who walked in at No. 4, then guided the innings through a 55-run partnership with Bhargav Merai for the third wicket and a 105-run fourth-wicket stand with Venugopal Rao. He also took on the bulk of scoring in those stands, as no other Gujarat batsman crossed a score of 40 on the opening day. Parthiv was the last Gujarat wicket for the day, falling on 122 off 176 balls with 18 fours. Vijaykumar finished the day with three scalps, while D Sivakumar took 2 for 33.
Tamil Nadu 225 for 5 (Aparajith 56, Prasanna 51) v Madhya Pradesh
Fifties from B Aparajith and R Prasanna anchored Tamil Nadu on the opening day of their match against Madhya Pradesh in Indore, but the home side chipped away at the wickets to ensure they did not concede a significant advantage.
MP won the toss and opted to field and Puneet Datey provided them with a breakthrough in the fourth over by bowling opener K Bharath Shankar out. B Aparajith's 133-ball 56 helped them rebuild from there. But MP struck with the dismissal of Abhinav Mukund and once Aparajith and Dinesh Karthik fell in quick succession, Tamil Nadu found themselves at a shaky 115 for 4. Another rebuilding act, in the form of an 86-run, fifth-wicket partnership between B Indrajith and Prasanna took them past the 200-run mark. Prasanna finished the day unbeaten at 51, after Indrajit became medium-pacer Udit Birla's second wicket of the day.