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Punjab v Railways, Ranji Trophy final, 5th day

Railways' fairytale reaches fruition

Apr 3, 2005: A game that twisted and turned on the first four days meandered to an anti-climactic, inevitable, end as Railways strolled to their second Ranji Trophy triumph by virtue of gaining the first-innings lead

Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in Mohali

Punjab v Railways, Ranji Trophy final

JP's magical season

Apr 3, 2005: When Punjab look back at their loss in the Ranji Trophy final, thepunk-like figure of Jai Prakash Yadav will haut them many times over

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in Mohali

Haryana v Services, Ranji Trophy Plate Final

Sunny Singh puts Haryana on top

Apr 2, 2005: AK Mohanty made a determined 40 not out, but there was little support from the rest of the Services lower order, and he was left stranded as his side finished with 191

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Punjab v Railways, Ranji Trophy final, 4th day

Goud guides Railways to huge lead

Apr 2, 2005: With an indomitable display of attritional batting, Railways all but wrapped up their second Ranji Trophy title as Punjab were ground out of the contest on a corpse-like pitch

Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in Mohali

Punjab v Railways, Ranji Trophy final, 3rd day

Railways steal the advantage

Apr 1, 2005: An inspirational hundred by Pankaj Dharmani, at a time when Punjabappeared out for the count, put the game back on an even keel butRailways regained their advantage at the end of the day through ablistering counterattack

Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in Mohali

Haryana v Services, Ranji Trophy Plate Final

Mohanty's defiance in vain

Apr 1, 2005: AK Mohanty made a determined 40 not out, but there was little support from the rest of the Services lower order, and he was left stranded as his side finished with 191

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New kid on the fast bowler's block

VRV horsepower

Apr 1, 2005: It wasn't a common sight in Indian domestic cricket andwatching it gave one a unique thrill

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in Mohali

Punjab v Railways, Ranji Trophy final, 2nd day

Railways take the tenacious approach

Mar 31, 2005: Like they have done all season, Railways summoned every ounce of collective responsibility and fought back when the game was drifting away to regain their dominant position at the end of the second day's play at Mohali

Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in Mohali

Haryana v Services, Ranji Trophy Plate Final

Haryana deny Services

Mar 31, 2005: The first day of the Ranji Trophy Plate final had been dominated by Chetan Sharma, who made 95, and the second day was also a day of Sharmas

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Punjab v Railways, Ranji Trophy final, 1st day

Bangar and Yadav give Railways the edge

Mar 30, 2005: Three obdurate half-centuries put Railways on top but a controlled spell of seam bowling helped Punjab claw their way back in an engrossing opening day of the Ranji Trophy final at Mohali

Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in Mohali

Punjab v Railways, Ranji Trophy final, Mohali

Ranji season reaches its climax

Mar 29, 2005: It will probably be the street-drama that plays itself out at Mohali while the blockbuster resumes at Kochi after the intermission

Preview by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Plate Group, Semi-finals, 5th day

Haryana and Services gain promotion

Mar 22, 2005: Plate Group semi-finals

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Plate Group, Semi-finals, 4th day

No play possible on a rainy day

Mar 21, 2005: Plate Group semi-finals

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Mumbai v Punjab, Semi-final, 4th day

Dharmani defies Mumbai as Punjab clinch a thriller

Mar 21, 2005: Pankaj Dharmani defied Mumbai with a battling 86 not out as Punjab upstaged Mumbai in a nerve-wracking tussle at the Wankhede Stadium

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Plate Group, Semi-finals, 3rd day

Dhoni sparkles but Mishra spins it towards Haryana

Mar 20, 2005: Plate Group semi-finals

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Railways v Hyderabad, Semi-final, 3rd day

Pagnis steers Railways into Ranji Trophy final

Mar 20, 2005: Amit Pagnis almost single-handedly steered Railways to the target of 157 and took them to the final of the Ranji Trophy

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Mumbai v Punjab, Semi-final, 3rd day

Punjab on the verge of a famous win

Mar 20, 2005: Punjab's tenacious methods inched them close to a spot in the finals of the Ranji Trophy and they needed 68 more, with six wickets in hand, to upstage Mumbai, the defending champions, in their own backyard

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Plate Group, Semi-finals, 2nd day

Sunny and Rana help Haryana dominate

Mar 19, 2005: Plate Group semi-finals

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Mumbai v Punjab, Semi-final, 2nd day

Wickets tumble as Mumbai hold the edge

Mar 19, 2005: Sixteen wickets tumbled on the second day with Mumbai holding a slight edge in the Ranji Trophy semi-final at the Wankhede Stadium

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Plate Group, Semi-finals, 1st day

Sunny Singh shines on a damp day

Mar 18, 2005: Plate Group semi-finals

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Tournament Results
Haryana v Services at Gurgaon - Mar 30-Apr 3, 2005
Haryana won by 306 runs
Punjab v Railways at Mohali - Mar 30-Apr 3, 2005
Match drawn
Haryana v Jharkhand at Chandigarh - Mar 18-22, 2005
Match drawn
H. Pradesh v Services at Dharamsala - Mar 18-22, 2005
Match drawn
Mumbai v Punjab at Mumbai - Mar 18-21, 2005
Punjab won by 3 wickets
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