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Mumbai v Uttar Pradesh, Ranji Trophy final, Hyderabad, 5th day

Up close and jovial

Jan 17, 2009: Sriram Veera watches the Ranji Trophy final come to end, from up close

Sriram Veera

Mohammad Kaif

'Now we know how to win'

Jan 16, 2009: Uttar Pradesh will no doubt be heartbroken by the missed opportunity in this year's Ranji Trophy final, after suffering their second loss in successive finals. Captain Mohammad Kaif though believes it still is a very huge achievement nonetheless, a

Interview by Sriram Veera

Pravin Amre

'There were no shortcuts'

Jan 16, 2009: Praveen Amre never won the Ranji Trophy as a player, but in his three years as Mumbai's coach he has won the Ranji title twice. He shares Mumbai's journey to their 38th Ranji crown

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Mumbai v Uttar Pradesh, Ranji Trophy final, Hyderabad, 4th day

Samant in the spotlight

Jan 15, 2009: Wicketkeeper Vinayak Samant, pushed into opening by Amre in the final league game, scored his maiden ton to allow Mumbai have a firm grasp on their 38th title

Sriram Veera in Hyderabad

Sudeep Tyagi

Tyagi's test

Jan 14, 2009: Great debut season. Heartbreaking injury. Loss of form. But Sudeep Tyagi did enough in his first season of first-class cricket to merit a central contract, and to be retained by Chennai Super Kings

Kanishkaa Balachandran

Indian umpiring

Long way from the elite

Jan 13, 2009: What is the BCCI doing to raise the level of umpiring in the country?

Sriram Veera in Hyderabad

Mumbai v Uttar Pradesh, Ranji Trophy final, Hyderabad, 1st day

Time to pitch it right

Jan 12, 2009: A lively pitch for the final was a pleasant sight when you consider that complete batting beauties were served up for the semi-finals

Sriram Veera in Hyderabad

Suresh Raina is enjoying his game more than ever

Bright end of a dark street

Jan 11, 2009: Suresh Raina looks back at his worst year, 2007, as a blessing in disguise

Sriram Veera in Hyderabad

Cheteshwar Pujara

Knock knock

Jan 10, 2009: Indian cricket's next big thing seems to be a 20-year-old from Rajkot determined to break the selectors' door down by producing triple-hundreds on demand

Nagraj Gollapudi

Tamil Nadu v Uttar Pradesh, Ranji Trophy semi-final, Nagpur, 4th day

Flickering talent discovers the limelight

Jan 7, 2009: The story of Shivakant Shukla, who batted for821 minutes to take Uttar Pradesh through to the final of the Ranji Trophy, embodies Uttar Pradesh cricket

Sidharth Monga in Nagpur

Ajinkya Rahane

Using the f-word to succeed

Jan 2, 2009: Ajinkya Rahane needs 24 runs to reach the 1000-run mark for the season

Nagraj Gollapudi

L Balaji

The smiling assassin is back

Dec 29, 2008: One of the more endearing sights in Indian cricket is back. To see L Balaji smiling on a cricket field, after a painful two-year hiatus, is reassuring

Sidharth Monga

Dhawal Kulkarni

Early bird

Dec 26, 2008: Used to striking before the batsmen have even warmed up, he became Mumbai's best bowler before his 20th birthday

Nagraj Gollapudi

Ranji Trophy 7th round

One last drama, and a dream ended prematurely

Dec 22, 2008: Highlights of the seventh round of the Ranji Trophy's Super League and Plate matches

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ranji Trophy 6th round

Comeback men, and comeback teams

Dec 16, 2008: Highlights of the sixth round of the Ranji Trophy's Super League and Plate matches

ESPNcricinfo staff

One city, three matches, one day

Dec 7, 2008: In winter Delhi often hosts multiple first-class matches at the same time. Can one fan watch them all? Our intrepid correspondent gives it a shot

Sidharth Monga

Ranji Trophy 5th round

Shadow of terror, and the communication gap

Dec 5, 2008: Highlights of the fifth round of the Ranji Trophy's Super League and Plate matches

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ranji Trophy Super League, 2008-09

In pursuit of a sporting track

Dec 4, 2008: Finally there is some breathing space in the Ranji Trophy season, and finally there is room to look back

Sidharth Monga

Railways v Uttar Pradesh, Ranji Trophy Super League, Delhi

Determined Goud keeps the faith

Dec 1, 2008: When he quietly - he wouldn't know any other way - walked out to field against Andhra last week, Yere Goud became only the 16th player to have played a 100 Ranji Trophy matches

Sidharth Monga in Delhi

Ranji Trophy 4th round

Superstitious debutant, a umpire under fire and other stories

Nov 27, 2008: Highlights of the fourht round of the Ranji Trophy's Super League and Plate matches

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Tournament Results
Mumbai v U. Pradesh at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Jan 12-16, 2009
Mumbai won by 243 runs
Mumbai v Saurashtra at Chennai - Jan 4-7, 2009
Match drawn
Tamil Nadu v U. Pradesh at Nagpur - Jan 4-7, 2009
Match drawn
Gujarat v U. Pradesh at Vadodara - Dec 26-29, 2008
Match drawn
Mumbai v H. Pradesh at Ahmedabad - Dec 26-29, 2008
Mumbai won by 9 wickets
Saurashtra v Karnataka at Mumbai (BS) - Dec 26-29, 2008
Saurashtra won by 5 wickets
Tamil Nadu v Bengal at Bangalore - Dec 26-29, 2008
Tamil Nadu won by 8 wickets
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