Baroda, with eight second wickets in hand, require another 163 runs on the final day to win their Ranji Trophy tie against Gujarat.
On Friday, Gujarat, who resumed their second innings at 26 for one, were bowled out for 211. Tejas Varsani and Kirat Damani engineered their side's recovery after coming together when the scoreboard read 59 for six. Their 103-run partnership meant that Gujarat set Baroda the task of scoring the highest total in a low-scoring match. For Baroda, Irfan Pathan and Shekhar Joshi claimed three wickets each.
The defending Ranji champions, who lost both their openers, reached 72 for two at stumps. Importantly for them, their first-innings topscorer Nayan Mongia was still at the crease. Atul Bedade on nine was keeping him company.