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L Balaji

The smiling assassin is back

Dec 29, 2008: One of the more endearing sights in Indian cricket is back. To see L Balaji smiling on a cricket field, after a painful two-year hiatus, is reassuring

Sidharth Monga

Tamil Nadu v Bengal, Ranji Trophy Super League quarter-final, 4th day

Balaji and Vijay take TN to semis

Dec 29, 2008: L Balaji ripped through the Bengal lower order before assured knocks from M Vijay and S Badrinath led Tamil Nadu into the semi-finals

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga at the Chinnaswamy Stadium

Tamil Nadu v Bengal, Ranji Trophy Super League quarter-final, 3rd day

Timely Tiwary keeps Bengal ahead

Dec 28, 2008: Bengal put in a big-hearted performance in the field in the first session to secure a crucial first-innings lead in their quarter-final against Tamil Nadu

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga at the Chinnaswamy Stadium

Tamil Nadu v Bengal, Ranji Super League quarter-final, 2nd day

Disciplined Bengal seize advantage

Dec 27, 2008: Bengal seized the advantage as Tamil Nadu slipped to 188 for 5, still trailing by 157 runs with the last recognised pair of Suresh Kumar and R Ashwin at the crease

The Bulletin by Sriram Veera at the Chinnaswamy Stadium

Tamil Nadu v Bengal, Ranji Super League quarter-final, 1st day

Tiwary century gives Bengal the edge

Dec 26, 2008: Manoj Tiwary hit an attractive ton to propel Bengal to 292 for 5 on a flat track at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore

ESPNcricinfo staff

Tamil Nadu v Bengal, Ranji Super League quarter-final

Bengal's chance to cause an upset

Dec 25, 2008: Over the next four days, the merits of the technical committee's decision to let the two best Plate League teams play the Ranji Trophy quarterfinals alongside the six best Super League teams will be put to a stern test

The Preview by Sidharth Monga
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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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