In their reply, the strong Baroda line-up boasting of several former internationals, were 162 for four and were 112 runs away from gaining the vital first innings lead.
On a placid wicket the home team was expected to pile up anything in the region of 300 as the first innings lead could be vital but they were restricted to 273 due to some disciplined bowling by young medium pacer Rakesh Patel who took four wickets for 84 runs.
Ghosh showed good technique for his well made 59 before becoming the first victim of Patel.
Former skipper Sukhbinder Singh played a stubborn innings with 48 but was unfortunate to be stumped by former India wicketkeeper Nayan Mongia when he jumped out to hit a big one.
With the exit of the duo, the tailenders gave little resistance and the innings folded up at 273.
Former International Jacob Martin compiled a well made 58 and was unconquered as the visitors reached 162 for four at close.
Brief Scores: Assam 273 all out (P Das 66, S Ghosh 59, S Singh 48, R Patel 4-82, R Pawar 3-50)
Baroda 162 for four (J Martin batting 58, K Pawar 43, Z Zaman 2-43).