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Bevan named Orissa coach for 2011-12 season

Jan 17, 2011: Michael Bevan, the former Australia middle-order batsman, has been named coach of the Orissa team for the next edition of the Ranji Trophy

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Baroda v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy final, Vadodara, 5th day

We wanted this victory more - Kanitkar

Jan 15, 2011: Rajasthan were hungrier than Baroda for victory, and that was the reason they won the Ranji Trophy for the first time, according to their captain Hrishikesh Kanitkar

Abhishek Purohit in Vadodara

Baroda v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy final, Vadodara, 5th day

Rajasthan lift first Ranji Trophy

Jan 15, 2011: Rajasthan have capped an improbable season by claiming their first ever Ranji Trophy championship

The Bulletin by Abhishek Purohit at Moti Bagh

Baroda v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy final, Vadodara, 4th day

Title glory finally in sight for Parida

Jan 14, 2011: It took ten years and a different team for Parida to gain another shot at domestic glory

Abhishek Purohit at Moti Bagh

Baroda v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy final, Vadodara, 4th day

Menaria, Parida give Rajasthan control

Jan 14, 2011: Rajasthan survived several momentum shifts, and Rashmi Parida and Ashok Menaria ensured no further twists with a calculated partnership that left the visitors in control of the Ranji Trophy final

The Bulletin by Abhishek Purohit at Moti Bagh

Baroda v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy final, Vadodara, 3rd day

Pinal, Yadav star on hard-fought day

Jan 13, 2011: Rajasthan's bowlers plugged away relentlessly at Baroda's batsmen, and despite three half-centuries, the hosts were still trailing by 70 at stumps

The Bulletin by Abhishek Purohit at Moti Bagh

Baroda v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy final, Vadodara

Chopra confident bowlers can restrict Baroda

Jan 12, 2011: Bhargav Bhatt took a five-for to help restrict Rajasthan to a total under 400, but Aakash Chopra thinks Rajasthan's bowlers can defend their total of 394

Abhishek Purohit at Moti Bagh

Baroda v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy final, Vadodara

Rajasthan set Baroda big task

Jan 12, 2011: Bhargav Bhatt picked up a five-for but could not stop Rajasthan from putting up a stiff first-innings target of 394

The Bulletin by Abhishek Purohit at Moti Bagh

Baroda v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy final, Vadodara

Freak run-out sparks drama amid the dullness

Jan 11, 2011: It was a day that crawled along, and then plodded on, but in between, the freak run-out of Rajasthan opener Vineet Saxena provided some drama amid the dullness

Abhishek Purohit at Moti Bagh

Baroda v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy final, Vadodara

Baroda defend decision to bowl first

Jan 11, 2011: Baroda captain Pinal Shah has defended his decision to bowl on a dry, grassless Moti Bagh wicket on the first day of the Ranji Trophy final, saying he expected some moisture to help the seamers

Abhishek Purohit at Moti Bagh

Baroda v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy final, Vadodara

Kanitkar, Bist build platform for Rajasthan

Jan 11, 2011: Rajasthan built a solid platform with bat on the first day of the Ranji Trophy final, albeit at a snail's pace

The Bulletin by Abhishek Purohit at Moti Bagh

Baroda v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy final, Vadodara

BCCI curator approves Moti Bagh pitch

Jan 10, 2011: The BCCI's pitch curator Sudhir Naik, who was sent to Vadodara to inspect the pitch that will be used in the Ranji Trophy final, has deemed it a sporting wicket

Abhishek Purohit in Vadodara

Baroda v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy final, Vadodara

Teams not overawed by big occasion

Jan 10, 2011: A look at how the two Ranji Trophy finalists approached their practice sessions in the Moti Bagh nets gave an insight into the make-up of both teams

Abhishek Purohit in Vadodara

Rajasthan v TN, Ranji Trophy semi-final, Jaipur, 3rd day

Rajasthan enter final despite Badrinath's heroics

Jan 6, 2011: Rajasthan's dream is still alive. They couldn't dislodge Tamil Nadu's wall, S Badrinath, but dismantled the rest brick by brick to enter the Ranji final

The Bulletin by Sriram Veera

Baroda v Karnataka, Ranji Trophy semi-final, Vadodara

Karnataka file official complaint over pitch

Jan 6, 2011: Karnataka have filed an official complaint with match referee Manu Nayar against the Reliance Stadium pitch for their Ranji semi-final against Baroda

Abhishek Purohit

Rajasthan v TN, Ranji Trophy semi-final, Jaipur, 3rd day

We need to get Badrinath early - Chopra

Jan 5, 2011: S Badrinath remains the biggest obstacle facing Rajasthan in their attempt to reach the Ranji Trophy final for the first time since 1973-74, Aakash Chopra, their opener, has said

Siddhartha Talya

Rajasthan v TN, Ranji Trophy semi-final, Jaipur, 3rd day

Badrinath keeps Tamil Nadu in the hunt

Jan 5, 2011: Tamil Nadu's wall S Badrinath stood between Rajasthan and their dream of a first Ranji final at end of a fascinating third day at Jaipur

The Bulletin by Sriram Veera

Baroda v Karnataka, Ranji Trophy semi-final, Vadodara, 2nd day

Pitch and approach wrong foot Karnataka

Jan 4, 2011: When Baroda decided to play their Ranji Trophy semi-final at the Reliance Stadium instead of their regular first-class venue, but they would certainly not have bargained for such a dream entry into the final

Abhishek Purohit in Vadodara

Rajasthan v TN, Ranji Trophy semi-final, Jaipur, 2nd day

Menaria, Kanitkar take Rajasthan to 485

Jan 4, 2011: Rajasthan would press for quick runs on the third morning so that they can increase the required rate and put further pressure on Tamil Nadu

The Bulletin by Sriram Veera

Baroda v Karnataka, Ranji Trophy semi-final, Vadodara, 2nd day

Baroda crush Karnataka to reach final

Jan 4, 2011: Baroda entered the Ranji Trophy final for the first time since 2002 after crushing fancied Karnataka by six wickets at the Reliance Stadium

The Bulletin by Abhishek Purohit in Vadodara
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Tournament Results
Baroda v Rajasthan at Vadodara - Jan 11-15, 2011
Match drawn (Rajasthan won on 1st innings)
Rajasthan v Tamil Nadu at Jaipur - Jan 3-6, 2011
Match drawn (Rajasthan won on 1st innings)
Baroda v Karnataka at Vadodara - Jan 3-4, 2011
Baroda won by 7 wickets
Baroda v Railways at Vadodara - Dec 24-27, 2010
Match drawn
Haryana v Tamil Nadu at Rohtak - Dec 24-27, 2010
Match drawn
M. Pradesh v Karnataka at Indore - Dec 24-27, 2010
Karnataka won by 5 wickets
Rajasthan v Mumbai at Jaipur - Dec 24-27, 2010
Match drawn
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