A six-wicket haul from Lalit Patel saw Gujarat notch up a tight ninerun win over Ranji champions Baroda in their Ranji Trophy league match at Vadodara on Sunday.

Set a total of 237 for victory, Baroda looked to be coasting towards it during an 80-run stand between Tushar Arothe (47) and Ajit Bhoite (42). The former, in particular, played aggressively, making his runs off 69 deliveries.

Arothe's fall at 209, as the sixth wicket, triggered off a collapse.The last four wickets fell for only 18 runs, as none of the tailenders could even slog their way to victory. Gujarat, by virtue of their outright win, pick up eight points from this match.