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

Mumbai complete 38th title win

Jan 16, 2009: Mumbai won their 38th Ranji Trophy title with about a session to spare on the final day

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

Rohit and Samant shut out UP

Jan 15, 2009: Rohit Sharma played his second important innings of the Ranji Trophy final as Mumbai batted Uttar Pradesh out of the match

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Mumbai v Uttar Pradesh, Ranji Trophy final, Hyderabad, 3rd day

Zaheer delivers on his promise

Jan 14, 2009: Zaheer Khan and Shivakant Shukla were the star performers for Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh on day three of the Ranji Trophy final in Hyderabad

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Mumbai v Uttar Pradesh, Ranji Trophy final, Hyderabad, 3rd day

Zaheer's seven takes Mumbai close to title

Jan 14, 2009: A devastating Zaheer Khan was too much for Uttar Pradesh's batsmen and his second five-for in back-to-back Ranji Trophy finals took Mumbai within striking distance of a 38th title

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Mumbai v Uttar Pradesh, Ranji Trophy final, Hyderabad, 2nd day

Zaheer's all-round show gives Mumbai the advantage

Jan 13, 2009: Zaheer Khan the batsman took advantage of Uttar Pradesh's lapses in the field and later grabbed two wickets in a economical 13-over spell to put Mumbai on top

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

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

Bhuvneshwar lives his dream

Jan 12, 2009: Save it in your fancy phone or write it down somewhere, because you won't want to forget Bhuvneshwar Kumar's name

Sriram Veera in Hyderabad

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

Bhuvneshwar and Rohit star on opening day

Jan 12, 2009: Bhuvneshwar Kumar worked against his luck, his captain, and the fielders to help Uttar Pradesh end a see-saw first day of the Ranji Trophy final on even terms

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Ranji Trophy Final, 2008-09

Final rule confuses Mumbai

Jan 11, 2009: Mumbai have expressed their dismay and surprise at the rules for the Ranji Trophy final that state that if a team's first innings is incomplete, the winner will be decided on the run rate

Sriram Veera in Hyderabad

Ranji Trophy Final, 2008-09

How will UP stop Tendulkar?

Jan 11, 2009: The Ranji Trophy final battle promises to be interesting, says Sriram Veera

The Preview by Sriram Veera in Hyderabad

Ranji Trophy Super League, 2008-09

Mumbai's road to the final

Jan 10, 2009: Cricinfo traces Mumbai's path to the final of the Super League of the 2008-09 Ranji Trophy

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Ranji Trophy Super League, 2008-09

Uttar Pradesh's road to the final

Jan 10, 2009: Cricinfo traces Uttar Pradesh's path to the final of the Super League of the 2008-09 Ranji Trophy

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

Gallant Shukla bats Uttar Pradesh into final

Jan 7, 2009: A monumental effort from Shivakant Shukla, the fourth-longest innings in first-class cricket, took Uttar Pradesh through to their third final in four years

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga in Nagpur

Mumbai v Saurashtra, Ranji semi-final, Chennai, 4th day

Mumbai march into Ranji finals

Jan 7, 2009: Ramesh Powar and Dhawal Kulkarni shared the five remaining Saurashtra wickets to clinch Mumbai's place in the final of the Ranji Trophy on the basis of a first-innings lead

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Tamil Nadu v Uttar Pradesh, Ranji Trophy semi-final, Nagpur, 3rd day

Gritty stand gives Uttar Pradesh the edge

Jan 6, 2009: Shivakant Shukla and Parvinder Singh came up with the best performances of their careers to keep Uttar Pradesh in the advantage in their semi-final against Tamil Nadu

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga in Nagpur

Mumbai v Saurashtra, Ranji semi-final, Chennai, 3rd day

Kotak's fall dents Saurashtra's hopes

Jan 6, 2009: Saurashtra's third attempt at making it to the Ranji final is likely to end in disappointment despite a valiant effort from Shitanshu Kotak, who fell in the penultimate over of the day to hand Mumbai control of the game

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Mumbai v Saurashtra, Ranji semi-final, Chennai, 2nd day

Tendulkar not in favour of neutral venues

Jan 6, 2009: Sachin Tendulkar, who scored a century in his first outing for Mumbai in nearly two years, has said he does not favour neutral venues because of the lack of partisan crowds

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Tamil Nadu v Uttar Pradesh, Ranji Trophy semi-final, Nagpur, 2nd day

Ganapathy plays spoilsport after UP fight back

Jan 5, 2009: On a day of comebacks, the resilient efforts of the Uttar Pradesh bowlers were followed by those of the Tamil Nadu tail as the day ended with the match in balance

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga in Nagpur

Mumbai v Saurashtra, Ranji semi-final, Chennai, 2nd day

Tendulkar and Jaffer ensure Mumbai dominate

Jan 5, 2009: Wasim Jaffer's second career triple-hundred and his 227-run stand with Sachin Tendulkar all but ensured Mumbai's place in the Ranji Trophy final by virtue of a first-innings lead

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Tamil Nadu v UP, Ranji Super League semi-final, Nagpur, 1st day

Tamil Nadu top order tires out UP

Jan 4, 2009: After the way Abhinav Mukund and M Vijay punished the Uttar Pradesh bowlers on the first day of the semi-final in Nagpur, all the Ranji teams must be desperate to figure out how to separate them early in their partnership

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga in Nagpur

Mumbai v Saurashtra, Ranji Trophy semi-final, Chennai, 1st day

Jaffer's unbeaten century puts Mumbai on top

Jan 4, 2009: On a batting paradise, Wasim Jaffer hit his fourth ton of the season to charge Mumbai to a healthy position by the end of the opening day in Chennai

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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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