Chennai, Nov 9: India Under-19 World Cup 2012 winner Baba Aparajith top scored with 85 not out as Tamil Nadu called the shots against Karnataka on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy game here at MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Friday.
At stumps, Tamil Nadu were 260/2 in 90 overs. S Badrinath was the other not out batsman on 61. The hosts' top four batsmen, who were on view today, all scored half centuries.
Openers Abhinav Mukund (51) and Arun Karthik (50) also shone with the willow.
Badrinath and Aparajith have so far added 150 runs for the third wicket in 50.5 overs.
Aparajith registered his maiden first-class half century. He hit 10 fours and a six in 174 balls. Badrinath scored four boundaries and a six in his 148-ball stay.
Elsewhere, Hrishikesh Kanitkar and Vineet Saxena hit centuries as defending champions Rajasthan scored 269/2 in 90 overs. Captain Kanitkar made 119 while Saxena is batting on 114.
VVS Laxman, captaining Hyderabad after his retirement from international cricket, scored an unbeaten 70 in Hyderabad first day total of 159/2 in 54 overs against Madhya Pradesh in Hyderabad.
Brief scores of all 12 Ranji Trophy matches on the opening day, November 9 Friday
Tamil Nadu Vs Karnataka in Chennai
Tamil Nadu 260/2 in 90 overs (S Badrinath 61 batting, Baba Aparajith 85 batting, Abhinav Mukund 51, Arun Karthik 50) Vs Karnataka
Rajasthan Vs Mumbai in Jaipur
Rajasthan 269/2 in 90 overs (Hrishikesh Kanitkar 119, Vineet Saxena 114 batting) Vs Mumbai
Andhra Vs Tripura in Anantpur
Tripura 228/6 in 90 overs (Abbas Ali 103, Shivkumar 2/40, Syed Sahabuddin 2/44) Vs Andhra
Hyderabad Vs Madhya Pradesh in Hyderabad
Hyderabad 159/2 in 54 overs (VVS Laxman 70 batting, Hanuma Vihari 76 batting) Vs Madhya Pradesh
Baroda Vs Vidarbha in Vadodara
Vidarbha 219/8 in 88 overs (Hemang Badani 85 batting, Shalabh Shrivastava 63, Firdaush Bhaja 3/36, Murtuja Vahora 2/85) Vs Baroda
Delhi Vs Odisha in Delhi
Odisha 143 all out in 47.1 overs (Natraj Behera 35, Manan Sharma 4/30, Pawan Suyal 3/43) Vs Delhi 62/3 in 31 overs (Basant Mohanty 2/21)
Goa Vs Jammu and Kashmir in Porvorim, Goa
Jammu and Kashmir 196/7 in 91 overs (Parvez Rasool 90 batting, Ian Dev Singh 36, Sher Yadav 2/23, Saurabh Bandekar 2/48) Vs Goa
Gujarat Vs Saurashtra in Surat
Gujarat 278/5 in 90 overs (Smit Patel 61, Parthiv Patel 56, Bhargav Merai 44, Manprit Juneja 67 batting, Ravindra Jadeja 2/62) Vs Saurashtra
Himachal Pradesh Vs Services in Nadaun, Himachal Pradesh
Services 290/6 in 90 overs (Pratik Desai 61, Soomik Chatarjee 54, Ansuhl Gupta 54, Rajat Paliwal 52, Rishi Dhawan 2/70, Prashant Chopra 2/26) Vs Himachal Pradesh
Jharkhand Vs Assam in Jamshedpur
Assam 179 all out in 88.1 overs (Hokaito Zhimomi 48, Gokul Sharma 37, Tarjinder Singh 37, Sunny Gupta 4/56, Shahbaz Nadeem 4/65) Vs Jharkhand 2/0 in 1 over
Maharashtra Vs Uttar Pradesh in Pune
Maharashtra 339/3 in 90 overs (Kedar Jadhav 102 batting, Harshad Khadiwale 68, Sangram Dilip Atitkar 80, Ankit Bawne 60 batting, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2/48) Vs Uttar Pradesh
Bengal Vs Punjab in Chandigarh
Bengal 280/7 in 90 overs (Wriddhiman Saha 74 batting, Laxmi Ratan Shukla 62, Manpreet Gony 2/35, Sandeep Sharma 2/50) Vs Punjab