All the matches will be played in Pune. Gujarat had emerged runners-up to Jharkhand two seasons back.
Hyderabad's decision to field first backfired as Smit Patel and Samit Gohel raised 163 runs for the opening stand.
Courtesy Tiwary's unbeaten 102 and a fine 75 from veteran Subhamoy Das, Bengal are now just 41 runs shy off getting the first innings lead.
Parthiv punished all the Bengal bowlers with Ashoke Dinda going for 60 runs as the pint-sized wicketkeeper-batsman smote him to all parts of the ground. Smit on the otherhand was patient and waited for the loose deliveries.
The West Indies' decision to base themselves in Australia ahead of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup provided an immediate outcome here on Sunday, when they beat two-time champions India by four wickets.