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Tiwari, Bose help ease the pain of second straight final defeat

Young stars brighten Bengal's gloom

Feb 6, 2007: Bengal's mood is brightened by the performance of their young stars

Anand Vasu

Mumbai's Ranji Trophy title heroes

Leaders of a revival

Feb 6, 2007: Sidharth Monga picks out the stars of Mumbai's successful come-from-behind 2007 Ranji Trophy victory

Sidharth Monga

Mumbai v Bengal, Ranji Trophy final, Mumbai, 4th day

Chhota Dada adds steel to swagger

Feb 5, 2007: When Manoj Tiwary hits he hits, when he defends he defends. There are no half-measures, no lack of clarity, writes Sidharth Monga

Sidharth Monga in Mumbai

Mumbai v Bengal, Ranji Trophy final, Mumbai, 4th day

'It has been a tremendous team effort' - Muzumdar

Feb 5, 2007: There were sharply contrasting scenes in the home and away dressing-rooms immediately after Mumbai won the Ranji Trophy

Anand Vasu in Mumbai

Mumbai v Bengal, Ranji Trophy final, Mumbai, 4th day

Zaheer leads Mumbai to victory

Feb 5, 2007: Mumbai rode on another superb bowling performance by Zaheer Khan to clinch the Ranji Trophy for the 37th time, staving off a spirited batting effort by Bengal to beat them by 132 runs at the Wankhede Stadium

The Bulletin by Anand Vasu in Mumbai

Like against Mumbai today, all his career Ranadeb Bose has kept pegging away

The relentless optimist

Feb 4, 2007: Ranadeb Bose does not like being compared with Jason Gillespie even though the resemblances are not all trivial.

Sidharth Monga in Mumbai

Mumbai v Bengal, Ranji Trophy final, Mumbai, 3rd day

Bengal face uphill task chasing 472

Feb 4, 2007: Even though they had their work cut out chasing a huge 472 Bengal batted with purpose and determination, reaching 98 for 2 at stumps on the third day of the Ranji Trophy final.

The Bulletin by Anand Vasu in Mumbai

Zaheer Khan replicated his runaway form in Tests in the domestic scene too

Worth the weight

Feb 3, 2007: Zaheer bowled unchanged for 11 overs and, by the time he was done, Bengal were a shattered side.

Sidharth Monga in Mumbai

Mumbai v Bengal, Ranji Trophy final, Mumbai, 2nd day

Mumbai build after Zaheer show

Feb 3, 2007: After their batsmen squandered a good start from Sachin Tendulkar and Wasim Jaffer, Mumbai's bowlers reduced Bengal to 36 for 4. Mumbai would have been disappointed to have folded for only 320, having been 201 for 2 at one stage yesterday, but a rousing b

The Bulletin by Anand Vasu in Mumbai

Mumbai v Bengal, Ranji Trophy final, Mumbai, 1st day

'The wicket demanded an extra medium-pacer' - Amre

Feb 2, 2007: Nilesh Kulkarni, Mumbai's leading wicket-taker this season and guiding force in the side's resurgence, found himself out of the playing XI on the morning of the Ranji Trophy final against Mumbai

Cricinfo staff in Mumbai

Mumbai v Bengal, Ranji Trophy final, Mumbai, 1st day

Tendulkar and Jaffer save the day

Feb 2, 2007: A session of scintillating play lit up by a Sachin Tendulkar century was sandwiched between two rather more lackluster ones as the first day of the big Ranji final ended with Mumbai on 281 for 5

The Bulletin by Anand Vasu in Mumbai

Mumbai v Bengal, Ranji Trophy final, Mumbai

The makings of a classic

Feb 1, 2007: The two best sides this season meet in a fitting finale

The Preview Sidharth Monga in Mumbai

Mumbai v Bengal, Ranji Trophy Final, Mumbai

'We don't want to look back' - Muzumdar

Feb 1, 2007: With the Ranji Trophy final coming smack in between two one-day international series at home, and the big stars on both sides indicating their availability and keenness to play, the excitement is reaching high intensity

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bengal's steady march and Mumbai's magical turnaround

Road to the final

Feb 1, 2007: Bengal's progress to the final was steady while Mumbai's was dramatic

Sidharth Monga

Ranji Trophy Super League, 2006-07

Ganguly and Tendulkar to play Ranji final

Jan 30, 2007: Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly will face each other in the Ranji Trophy Super League final, with both Mumbai and Bengal fielding full-strength squads

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bengal v Karnataka, Ranji Trophy, 1st semi-final, 5th day

Tiwary steers Bengal to final

Jan 27, 2007: A fantastic unbeaten 151 by Manoj Tiwari steered Bengal to the final of the Ranji Trophy on the penultimate day against Karnataka at Kolkata

Bengal v Karnataka, Ranji Trophy semi-final, 4th day

Karnataka hold the edge in potential classic

Jan 26, 2007: Captain Yere Goud shepherded the Karnataka lower order, lifting their lead to a healthy 306, before B Akhil struck twice to reduce Bengal to 71 for 2 at the end of the day

ESPNcricinfo staff

Baroda v Mumbai, Ranji Trophy semi-final, 3rd day

Mumbai secure finals berth with 63-run win

Jan 25, 2007: Mumbai secured a spot in the Ranji Trophy Super League final by beating Baroda by 63 runs in three days

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bengal v Karnataka, Ranji Trophy semi-final, 3rd day

Raghu extends Karnataka's lead

Jan 25, 2007: Karnataka's resolute batting in the second innings helped undo the damage done by their first-innings debacle and they finished the third day 168 runs ahead of Bengal with five wickets in hand

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ranji Trophy 2006-07, Semi-final, 2nd day

Chipli gives Karnataka a sniff

Jan 24, 2007: Karnataka bounced back with a solid batting performance that showed they'd learnt their lessons of the first day

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Tournament Results
Mumbai v Bengal at Mumbai - Feb 2-5, 2007
Mumbai won by 132 runs
Bengal v Karnataka at Kolkata - Jan 23-27, 2007
Bengal won by 6 wickets
Baroda v Mumbai at Vadodara - Jan 23-25, 2007
Mumbai won by 63 runs
Maharashtra v Mumbai at Nasik - Jan 10-13, 2007
Mumbai won by an innings and 154 runs
Saurashtra v Karnataka at Rajkot - Jan 10-13, 2007
Match drawn
Tamil Nadu v Baroda at Chennai - Jan 10-13, 2007
Tamil Nadu won by 2 wickets
Bengal v Rajasthan at Kolkata - Jan 10-13, 2007
Bengal won by an innings and 62 runs
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