Hosts Tamil Nadu are strongly placed at 294 for 4 by stumps on the opening day's play of their Group B Ranji Elite Match against Madhya Pradesh at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Three batsmen - opener Murali Vijay (83 from 123 balls with 14 fours), Kaushik Gandhi (80 from 178 balls with 13 fours) and Wicket Keeper DineshKarthik (60* from 96 balls) were the chief contributors in the day's play. The toss was won by DevendraBundela of Madhya Pradesh and he elected to bowl first.
There was a historical touch to this match for SubramaniamBadrinath as he was playing his 100th first-class game. Badri was honoured by the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association with a memento.