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Vinay Kumar

'I handle pressure better now'

Mar 25, 2014: Vinay Kumar talks about Karnataka's historic treble, how his bowling has improved, and his thoughts on making a comeback to the India side

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Ranji Trophy 2013-14

'It was like winning the World Cup' - KL Rahul

Feb 3, 2014: A day after claiming their seventh Ranji Trophy title, a few Karnataka players elaborate on what the victory meant to them and the relief at redeeming themselves after the heartbreak of 2010

Nagraj Gollapudi in Bangalore

Ranji Trophy 2013-14

A season for Karnataka's batsmen and seamers

Feb 3, 2014: Stats highlights from the 2013-14 season of the Ranji Trophy, which Karnataka won to notch their seventh win in the tournament

S Rajesh

Ranji Trophy 2013-14

Depth, healthy competition clinched it for Karnataka

Feb 2, 2014: The Ranji winners made several changes through the season, and importantly, the players grabbed their opportunities. Team bonding and a sound mentorship system also contributed to their success

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Hyderabad

Karnataka v Maharashtra, Ranji final, Hyderabad, 5th day

Karnataka seal seventh Ranji Trophy title

Feb 2, 2014: Karnataka claimed the Ranji Trophy 2013-14 title in style, with Karun Nair launching offspinner Chirag Khurana over long-on for six

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy in Hyderabad

Karnataka v Maharashtra, Ranji final, Hyderabad, 4th day

Vinay defends defensive tactics

Feb 1, 2014: Vinay Kumar said Karnataka put as many as seven fielders in the deep as they wanted to reduce the number of runs they conceded

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy in Hyderabad

Karnataka v Maharashtra, Ranji Trophy, final, Hyderabad, 4th day

Another ton for Jadhav but Karnataka still on course

Feb 1, 2014: Kedar Jadhav made use of Karnataka's lax fields to score his sixth first-class hundred of the season, but late wickets helped Karnataka pull back

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy in Hyderabad

Karnataka v Maharashtra, Ranji Trophy, final, Hyderabad, 3rd day

Karnataka lose seven but stretch lead

Jan 31, 2014: Medium-pacer Samad Fallah finished with 3 for 74 to chip away at Karnataka, but the batting team still ended the day with a 169-run lead and three wickets remaining

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy in Hyderabad

Karnataka v Maharashtra, Ranji Trophy final, Hyderabad, 2nd day

Satish, Rahul put Karnataka on top

Jan 30, 2014: Maharashtra's fielders dropped as many as five catches on the second day of the Ranji Trophy final as Karnataka cashed in on the opportunities to close-in on Maharashtra's score of 305

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy in Hyderabad

Karnataka v Maharashtra, Ranji Trophy 2013-14, final

Bawne stars, neither team in clear ascendence

Jan 29, 2014: On a track that offered turn, Maharashtra erred in playing just one spinner, but Maharashtra didn't run away with the game either

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy in Hyderabad

'One of the ends was a green top, the other a dustbowl'

Jan 28, 2014: The last time Maharashtra made it to the Ranji Trophy final, 21 years ago, things didn't quite go their way. But for everyone involved, it was an unforgettable match

Amol Karhadkar

Karnataka v Maharashtra, Ranji Trophy 2013-14, final

Clash of equals in big final

Jan 28, 2014: The pitch at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium will be the key as Maharashtra and Karnataka face off in the final of the Ranji Trophy 2013-14

The Preview by Karthik Krishnaswamy in Hyderabad

Ranji Trophy 2013-14

Self-taught Bawne gives Maharashtra solidity

Jan 27, 2014: An age-related incident may have kept Ankit Bawne out of the 2012 Under-19 World Cup, but he has not let that controversy affect his batting. Instead, he is making his presence felt by the weight of his Ranji Trophy runs for Maharashtra

Karthik Krishnaswamy

Ranji Trophy 2013-14

Vijay Zol available for Ranji Trophy final

Jan 24, 2014: Vijay Zol, the Maharashtra batsman and India Under-19 captain, will be available for his side's Ranji Trophy final against Karnataka, which begins in Hyderabad on January 29

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ranji Trophy, 2013-14

Trite out, outright in

Jan 24, 2014: There has been a conscious effort from the BCCI to produce sporting pitches in Ranji Trophy; the results have now started to show

Karthik Krishnaswamy

Punjab v Karnataka, Ranji Trophy, semi-finals, Mohali, 5th day

Karnataka through after final-day washout

Jan 22, 2014: Karnataka went through to their first Ranji final in four seasons after the last day of their semi-final against Punjab was washed out in Mohali

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ranji Trophy 2013-14

Vijay Zol told to skip Ranji final

Jan 21, 2014: Vijay Zol, the Maharashtra batsman and India Under-19 captain, has been asked to skip the Ranji Trophy final and instead train with the India U-19 squad ahead of the upcoming ICC U-19 World Cup in the UAE

Amol Karhadkar

Punjab v Karnataka, Ranji Trophy, semi-finals, Mohali, 4th day

Bad light further dims Punjab hopes

Jan 21, 2014: Bad light allowed only 36.1 overs of play on the fourth day in Mohali, which robbed Punjab of time they needed if they were to mount a comeback

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Bengal v Maharashtra, Ranji Trophy semi-finals, Indore, 3rd day

Proud to win semi within three days - Maharashtra coach

Jan 20, 2014: Surendra Bhave, Maharashtra's coach, said his players might have been disappointed they had not won by an innings

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Indore

Bengal v Maharashtra, Ranji Trophy semi-finals, Indore, 3rd day

Toss was the main culprit - Shukla

Jan 20, 2014: Laxmi Ratan Shukla, the Bengal captain, said the pitch and the toss had played an inordinate role in the result of the semifinal

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Indore
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Tournament Results
Karnataka v Maharashtra at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Jan 29-Feb 2, 2014
Karnataka won by 7 wickets
Punjab v Karnataka at Mohali - Jan 18-22, 2014
Match drawn (Karnataka won on 1st innings)
Bengal v Maharashtra at Indore - Jan 18-20, 2014
Maharashtra won by 10 wickets
Bengal v Railways at Kolkata - Jan 8-12, 2014
Bengal won by 48 runs
Karnataka v U. Pradesh at Bangalore - Jan 8-11, 2014
Karnataka won by 92 runs
Mumbai v Maharashtra at Mumbai - Jan 8-11, 2014
Maharashtra won by 8 wickets
Punjab v J + K at Vadodara - Jan 8-11, 2014
Punjab won by 100 runs
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