Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SS Shukla
99(266) 14x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RG Sharma
141(258) 22x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

B Kumar
O30.0
M9
R78
W5
Eco2.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Z Khan
O27.2
M14
R54
W7
Eco1.97
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

The margin of victory is 243 runs and UP have lost the finals of the Ranji Trophy for the second successive time; they lost to Delhi last year. The last-wicket stand of 55 between Gupta and Amir Khan frustrated Mumbai for a while but barring that one agonising passage, Mumbai looked on top for almost all day. They did well to come back in this match after being 55 for 4 in the first innings. They recovered to 402, thanks to a century from Rohit Sharma and a qualitatively better 99 by Abhishek Nayar. Rohit was lucky and his innings proved decisive in the outcome; Mohammad Kaif dropped him twice and UP missed a couple of run-outs. Had they fielded better, the match would well have been a closely contested one. Shukla batted well in UP's first innings, but Zaheer Khan triggered a collapse to put his team firmly in control.

After having gained a first innings lead and batted UP out of the game in the second innings, the events on the final day would have only served an academic purpose. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was UP's star, taking five wickets in the first innings and impressing with the bat.

Mohammad Kaif: "We have a young team and they've been learning quite fast. We fielded first to get some early wickets and we weren't good with the fielding. Shukla batted well for us. We did get bogged down in the first innings and Zaheer bowled superbly to restrict us. Congratulations to Mumbai for playing so well throughout. I must thank all the staff and the younger members of the side to have played so well and I'm confident we'll be a better side in the future."

Wasim Jaffer holds aloft the Ranji Trophy

Jaffer: "I thought UP bowled really well in the first session but Rohit and Nayar brought us back to get to 400. We feel really proud to have won this and we have a great history behind us. Whenever, a new player comes into the Mumbai team, we expect him to perform outstandingly, so there is a huge responsibility on our shoulders. We have a superb Ranji record and there have been some outstanding performers for us this season, and I'm happy about my own form as well."

That's all from all of us here at Cricinfo. It's been a pleasure bringing you the coverage for the final stages of this tournament. Thank you for all your feedback. Two other really interesting ODI games today: Bangladesh are on the verge of upsetting Sri Lanka and Australia are locked in a close contest against South Africa.

On behalf of everyone at Cricinfo, it's goodbye from Siddhartha Talya on the commentary and S Raju from the scoring desk. Adios!

71.5
W
Kulkarni to Gupta, OUT, Mumbai win the Ranji Trophy for the 38th time, landing full outside off and he drives at it lazily to get an outside edge straight to first slip where Kukreja holds on this time. Dhawal has taken five and is now on par with Ravindra Jadeja to become the highest wicket-taker this Ranji season

Round the wicket to the left hander

71.4
0
Kulkarni to Gupta, no run, good length outside off stump, swinging away, left alone
71.3
3
Kulkarni to Amir Khan, 3 runs, full on middle and leg, driven off the front foot wide of midwicket for three more
71.3
5nb
Kulkarni to Amir Khan, (no ball) FOUR runs, full outside off stump, angling in a touch, tries to drive it to cover, gets a thick outside edge wide of gully for a boundary
71.2
0
Kulkarni to Amir Khan, no run, good length outside off and swinging away a touch, left alone
71.1
0
Kulkarni to Amir Khan, no run, full on the off stump, driven crisply to cover off the front foot

So how long will Mumbai take to finish this off?

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SS Shukla
99(266) 14x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RG Sharma
141(258) 22x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

B Kumar
O30.0
M9
R78
W5
Eco2.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Z Khan
O27.2
M14
R54
W7
Eco1.97
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Ranji Trophy Super League

Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
Mum720524.0005.489
RLYS721417.0000.000
TN710617.0002.879
DELHI711514.0000.000
GUJ711514.0005.791
BENG701612.0000.000
SAU711510.0000.000
ASSAM70348.0007.972
Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
KNTKA630323.0000.000
BRODA631220.0000.000
HRYNA621317.0000.000
UP611415.0000.000
PNJB60248.0000.000
ODSH60248.0000.000
HP60246.0000.000