Baroda scored an emphatic seven-wicket victory over Karnataka in the semifinal of Ranji trophy here today to enter the final of the Super League tournament after a gap of nine years.
In a match that lasted less than five sessions, Baroda crushed Karnataka on day two itself with bowlers Bhargav Bhatt (5 for 30) and Swapnil Singh (5 for 20) claiming five wickets each.
The duo exploited the pitch to their advantage and maintained their length and line to wreak havoc as Karnataka lost their last seven wickets for just 22 runs and were bundled out for 88 in just 32.2 overs.
A total of 33 wickets went down in less than two days at the Reliance Stadium with the second day registering 15 of them from both the sides.
Baroda, after resuming on 133 for eight, got all out for 153 today but managed to take a crucial 46-run first innings lead against Karnataka. The highest scorer for Baroda in the first innings -- Pinal Shah (83), who remained unbeaten at 72 yesterday, could however add just 11 runs more.