Opener Panchal was the star for Gujarat, carrying his bat through the first day, as he hit 12 fours in his 252-ball yet-to-be-conquered knock.
Panchal added 143 for the second wicket with Bhargav Merai, who made 65, and another 111 with Rujul Bhatt (55 batting) for the unbroken third-wicket stand.
Samit Gohel (16), the other opener, was the only Gujarat batsmen who did not have a substantial score on the opening day which saw 82 overs being bowled.
Gujarat 1st Innings: 281 for 2 in 82 overs (Priyank Kirit Panchal 134 batting, Bhargav Merai 65, Rujul Bhatt 55 batting).
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