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

Up close and jovial

Sriram Veera watches the Ranji Trophy final come to end, from up close

Mohammad Kaif

'Now we know how to win'

Uttar Pradesh will no doubt be heartbroken by the missed opportunity in this year's Ranji Trophy final, after suffering their second loss in successive finals. Captain Mohammad Kaif though believes it still is a very huge achievement nonetheless, a

Pravin Amre

'There were no shortcuts'

Praveen Amre never won the Ranji Trophy as a player, but in his three years as Mumbai's coach he has won the Ranji title twice. He shares Mumbai's journey to their 38th Ranji crown

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

Samant in the spotlight

Wicketkeeper Vinayak Samant, pushed into opening by Amre in the final league game, scored his maiden ton to allow Mumbai have a firm grasp on their 38th title

Sudeep Tyagi

Tyagi's test

Great debut season. Heartbreaking injury. Loss of form. But Sudeep Tyagi did enough in his first season of first-class cricket to merit a central contract, and to be retained by Chennai Super Kings

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

Time to pitch it right

A lively pitch for the final was a pleasant sight when you consider that complete batting beauties were served up for the semi-finals

Cheteshwar Pujara

Knock knock

Indian cricket's next big thing seems to be a 20-year-old from Rajkot determined to break the selectors' door down by producing triple-hundreds on demand