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Indian domestic calendar set for revamp

Feb 17, 2012: The BCCI's technical committee has recommended a revamp of the domestic calendar,playing the Ranji Trophy knockouts over five days and revising the points system

Nagraj Gollapudi

Tamil Nadu v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy final, Chennai

Karthik disappointed with pitch for Ranji final

Jan 24, 2012: Dinesh Karthik, the lone centurion for Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy final, has blamed the Chepauk pitch for spoiling his team's chances of winning the title

Nagraj Gollapudi

TN v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy final, Chennai, 5th day

All-round Rajasthan cruise to title

Jan 23, 2012: Rajasthan became only the fifth team to win the Ranji Trophy in successive seasons, as they beat Tamil Nadu on the first-innings lead in Chennai

The Report by Nagraj Gollapudi in Chennai

TN v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy final, Chennai, 4th day

Rajasthan seal lead, headed for title

Jan 22, 2012: Defending champions Rajasthan have virtually sealed the Ranji Trophy title, after bowling out a Tamil Nadu batting line-up that crumbled under the pressure of big runs

The Report by Nagraj Gollapudi in Chennai

TN v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy final, Chennai, 3rd day

Rajasthan make inroads after scoring 621

Jan 21, 2012: Rajasthan's plan was to run Tamil Nadu ragged and then unleash their fresh fast-bowlers on tired batsmen. It worked, as the home side's top order made a quick exit

The Report by Nagraj Gollapudi in Chennai

Tamil Nadu v Rajasthan, Ranji final, Chennai, 2nd day

How to identify the Ranji winner

Jan 20, 2012: With Rajasthan losing just two wickets in as many days, the Ranji final has all the makings of a high-scoring draw

Nagraj Gollapudi in Chennai

TN v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy final, Chennai, 2nd day

Saxena double ton drives patient Rajasthan

Jan 20, 2012: Vineet Saxena remained unconquered for the second successive day as he notched his career-best score

The Report by Nagraj Gollapudi in Chennai

TN v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy final, Chepauk, 1st day

Rajasthan openers occupy Chepauk

Jan 19, 2012: In an age of sit-ins, Rajasthan were on an Occupy Chepauk drive as their opening pair of Vineet Saxena and Aakash Chopra frustrated Tamil Nadu to return undefeated at stumps

The Report by Nagraj Gollapudi at Chepauk

Tamil Nadu v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy final, Chennai

Experience against hunger in Ranji final

Jan 18, 2012: ESPNcricinfo previews the Ranji Trophy final for the 2011-12 season, between Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan to be played in Chennai

Nagraj Gollapudi in Chennai

Tamil Nadu v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy final, Chennai

Pitch takes centrestage in Ranji final

Jan 17, 2012: The Ranji Trophy final, starting Thursday, will be played on the same surface on which Tamil Nadu played two matches last month, which could make the track a little weary

Nagraj Gollapudi in Chennai

Mumbai v Tamil Nadu, 2nd semi-final, Ranji Trophy, 4th day

Kulkarni blames batting for Mumbai's failure

Jan 13, 2012: Sulakshan Kulkarni, Mumbai's coach, has singled out the failure of his senior batsmen and their inability to adapt to the situation in the knockouts as the main reason behind the team not reaching the Ranji final

Nagraj Gollapudi at the Wankhede Stadium

Mumbai v Tamil Nadu, 2nd semi-final, Ranji Trophy, 4th day

Tamil Nadu seal spot in Ranji final

Jan 13, 2012: Tamil Nadu entered the Ranji Trophy final for the first time in eight years after gaining a massive first-innings lead against Mumbai, setting up a summit clash with defending champions Rajasthan

The Report Nagraj Gollapudi at the Wankhede Stadium

Haryana v Rajasthan, 1st semi-final, Ranji Trophy 2011-12, 3rd day

Kanitkar 'humbled' to be in final again

Jan 12, 2012: Now that Rajasthan are in the final, Hrishikesh Kanitkar said that getting a second shot at the title was "a humbling thing" knowing "that there are many teams who have done it many times"

Sharda Ugra at the Bansi Lal Stadium

Mumbai v Tamil Nadu, 2nd semi-final, Ranji Trophy, 3rd day

Vijay ton puts Tamil Nadu in sight of final berth

Jan 12, 2012: Tamil Nadu have virtually booked their ticket for the final against defending champions Rajasthan, after consigning Mumbai to a wretched first innings with the bat at the Wankhede Stadium

Nagraj Gollapudi at the Wankhede Stadium

Haryana v Rajasthan, 1st semi-final, Ranji Trophy 2011-12, 3rd day

Rituraj stars as Rajasthan make final again

Jan 12, 2012: Rajasthan have entered the Ranji Trophy final for the second year straight, following a 64-run win over Haryana at the Bansi Lal stadium in Lahli outside Rohtak

The Report by Sharda Ugra at the Bansi Lal Stadium

Mumbai v Tamil Nadu, 2nd semi-final, Ranji Trophy, 2nd day

Balaji burst leaves Mumbai on the rocks

Jan 11, 2012: Aggressive and accurate bowling helped Tamil Nadu flatten Mumbai on the second day at the Wankhede Stadium after the visitors' lower order had taken their total to 359

Nagraj Gollapudi at the Wankhede Stadium

Haryana v Rajasthan, 1st semi-final, Ranji Trophy 2011-12, 2nd day

Another frenetic day sets up compelling finish

Jan 10, 2012: Three innings have been completed and 32 wickets have fallen in two days. At the end of it, both sides are left with a shot at earning a place in the Ranji final

The Report by Sharda Ugra at the Bansi Lal Stadium

Haryana v Rajasthan, 1st semi-final, Ranji Trophy 2011-12, 1st day

Game even after day of 18 wickets

Jan 10, 2012: Haryana and Rajasthan find themselves locked in a struggle of nerve and application, with only two wickets needed on the second morning to complete the first two innings

The Report by Sharda Ugra at Bansi Lal Stadium

Mumbai v TN, 2nd semi-final, Ranji Trophy 2011-12, 1st day

Prasanna, Mahesh revive faltering Tamil Nadu

Jan 10, 2012: Ramaswamy Prasanna's painfully constructed unbroken 111-run stand for the seventh wicket with Yo Mahesh helped Tamil Nadu recover from the depths at 139 for 6 to a modest 250 for 6 at stumps

The Report by Nagraj Gollapudi at the Wankhede

Haryana v Rajasthan, 1st semi-final, Ranji Trophy 2011-12

Fog threatens Rajasthan's progress

Jan 9, 2012: Rajasthan and Haryana both stumbled their way through the group stages, and the semi-final between them promises to be a close fight. But fog may spoil the party

Sharda Ugra in Lahli
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Tournament Results
Tamil Nadu v Rajasthan at Chennai - Jan 19-23, 2012
Match drawn (Rajasthan won on 1st innings)
Mumbai v Tamil Nadu at Mumbai - Jan 10-13, 2012
Match drawn (Tamil Nadu won on 1st innings)
Haryana v Rajasthan at Rohtak - Jan 10-12, 2012
Rajasthan won by 64 runs
Hyderabad v Rajasthan at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Jan 2-5, 2012
Match drawn (Rajasthan won on 1st innings)
M. Pradesh v Mumbai at Indore - Jan 2-5, 2012
Match drawn (Mumbai won on 1st innings)
Tamil Nadu v Maharashtra at Chennai - Jan 2-5, 2012
Match drawn (Tamil Nadu won on 1st innings)
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