Punjab skipper Mandeep Singh won the toss and sent Andhra in to bat and Siddarth Kaul (4/27) was bang on target from the word go. Kaul got Ashwin Hebbar, centurion in the previous match against Tamil Nadu, for 1 in the fourth over.
Krunal had led Baroda initially in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy but then had to leave the tournament's bio-bubble mid-way due to his father's demise.
Skipper Dinesh Karthik hasn't played a big knock but has been a stabilising influence in the middle-order during tricky run-chases.
Put into bat at the Sardar Patel Stadium, Baroda posted a competitive 160 for 3 and then restricted Punjab to 135 for 8.
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Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Mumbai on the verge of lead as Baroda trail by 130 runs; Ravichandran Ashwin takes four-for
Domestic giants Mumbai are on the cusp of getting a first-innings lead in Ranji Trophy after reducing Baroda to 301/9 despite a valiant unbeaten 100 by their opener Kedar Devdhar.
Mayank Agarwal continued his good form, hammering a 90-ball 109 to star in Karnataka's 85-run (via VJD method) against Baroda in the Vijay Hazare Trophy Group 'A' league in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
The BCA secretary said Pathan was dropped to give the youngsters in the side a chance.
A clinical all-round performance took West Zone to their third successive Deodhar Trophy as they registered a 133-run win over North Zone in the final.