Led by skipper Yusuf Pathan's blistering knock of 28- ball 54, Baroda posted a challenging total of 142 for seven at the MCA BKC Ground and then shot out their rivals for 116 to notch up their third straight victory in the round robin.
Baroda have 12 points with a game in hand against Maharashtra tomorrow in the five-team league.
Yusuf struck three fours and four sixes out of which, two fours and as many sixes came in successive balls against left-arm spinner Arpit Vasavada in the 14th over. He completed his half century with a straight six off Abhishek Bhat but perished a ball later.
Opener Aditya Waghmode and one down batter Rakesh Solanki contributed 22 and 29, respectively.
Bhat and Kuldip Rawal picked up two wickets each while Vasavada gave away 42 runs and bagged one wicket.
Chasing the target, Saurashtra were bundled out in 18.4 overs after losing two quick wickets at the start of the innings.
Opener Cheteshwar Pujara (8) was trapped leg before while playing on the backfoot to Irfan Pathan in the first ball of the third over, while one-down Sheldon Jackson was dismissed thanks to a brilliant catch by Kedar Jadhav off Munaf Patel in the next over.
Skipper Jaydev Shah was the top scorer with a 29-ball 23 that included two fours, while lower order batsman Rawal chipped in with a 15-ball 19.
For Baroda, Munaf Patel, Lukman Meriwala and Hardik Pandya picked up two wickets each, while Irfan and Krunal Pandya got a wicket apiece.
This was Saurashtra's third straight loss in the tournament and they are out of contention for the next stage.


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