After Baroda were bowled out for 129 in their second innings, Tamil Nadu were required to chase down just 59 runs for victory, which they achieved comfortably by losing just one wicket at Chepauk.
Baroda had thrashed Madhya Pradesh in their previous Ranji outing in Baroda a few days ago.
Cheteshwar Pujara is unbeaten on 152 along with Saurashtra skipper Jaydev Shah, who is batting on 133. The visitors are trailing Tamil Nadu by 239 runs with a day to go in the match at Chepauk.
???Abhinav Mukund's 103* led Tamil Nadu's charge with fine knocks from Baba Aprajith (40), Murali Vijay (62) and S Badrinath helping the side to 268/2 on the opening day.
With UP already taking 114 runs first innings lead and just one full day's play remaining, the match is heading for a tame draw.
N. Srinivasan, the BCCI president, says several Tamil Nadu players have contributed to India's success and now it's time to make the state Ranji Trophy champion.
Raman, who had recently stepped down as Bengal coach said that he would return to coach Tamil Nadu, the team he had been in charge of for four years, until 2010.
Crime-Branch CID sources said raids were on in city but declined to divulge details, including the locations. They indicated that searches were being held in connection with charges of fixing besides crack down on betting.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said the state government has decided to allocate Rs 29 crore for the holding of the 2013 championship from November 6-26.
Sangakkara believes that India is much more than Chennai and Tamil Nadu and also says the rest of India has been very welcoming to Sri Lankans.
Ranatunga says playing in other (Indian) states while skipping Tamil Nadu is an endorsement of human rights allegations against Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Cricket says it was decided that the No objection Certificate issued to the players be restricted to exclude their appearance at any venue in the state of Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu managed 150 for seven in their 20 overs, the same Karnataka scored losing as many wickets batting first.
Maharashtra qualified for the semis by securing nine points after winning all the three matches in the quarterfinal league.
Manish Pandey (81) and Karun Nair (64) scored half-century each, besides sharing an unbeaten 123-run partnership for the fourth wicket to reach 252 for three with 28 balls to spare.
Uttar Pradesh are looking to seal their place in the knockout stage of the Ranji Trophy 2012 when they take on Tamil Nadu on Saturday.
In a bid to popularise tennis in the state, Tamil Nadu government today sanctioned an additional Rs 1 crore for organising the Chennai Open scheduled here later this month.
On-field violence left a player injured in a quarter-final match of the Santosh Trophy National Football Championship between Tamil Nadu and Mizoram at the Kalinga stadium here on Monday.