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

P Gupta c sub (SO Kukreja) b Kulkarni 25 (41m 36b 5x4 0x6) SR: 69.44

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?

END OF OVER:
71 | 3 Runs | UP: 273/9

  • Amir Khan35 (52b)
  • Praveen Gupta25 (34b)
  • Sachin Tendulkar1-0-3-0

A frustrating time for Mumbai here as they've failed to dismantle the last pair who've added 47 in under ten overs. They've missed chances and have themselves to blame for this torturous passage

70.6
1
Tendulkar to Amir Khan, 1 run, dropped into the off side for a single
70.5
2
Tendulkar to Amir Khan, 2 runs, pushed through cover off the front foot
70.4
0
Tendulkar to Amir Khan, no run, defended on the front foot
70.3
0
Tendulkar to Amir Khan, no run, dropped, full outside off, drives and it's put down at second slip by Kukreja, the agony continues for Mumbai.
70.2
0
Tendulkar to Amir Khan, no run, flighted on middle and off, defended on the off side
70.1
0
Tendulkar to Amir Khan, no run, short on middle and off, pushed to cover off the back foot

Tendulkar to bowl

END OF OVER:
70 | 4 Runs | UP: 270/9

  • Praveen Gupta25 (34b)
  • Amir Khan32 (46b)
  • Dhawal Kulkarni18-1-69-4
69.6
0
Kulkarni to Gupta, no run, full outside off, driven straight to cover off the front foot. Well struck but didn't pierce the field
69.5
0
Kulkarni to Gupta, no run, kept low but played well, short of a good length on middle and leg, defended off the back foot to the off side
69.4
4
Kulkarni to Gupta, FOUR runs, full outside off and swinging away, slashes at it and slices it away over point for boundary
69.3
0
Kulkarni to Gupta, no run, short of a good length on middle, turned away to midwicket
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U. Pradesh 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st20SS ShuklaTM Srivastava
2nd1SK RainaTM Srivastava
3rd32M KaifSK Raina
4th5M KaifParvinder Singh
5th112M KaifB Kumar
6th23PP ChawlaB Kumar
7th0P KumarB Kumar
8th24Amir KhanB Kumar
9th9RP SinghAmir Khan
10th55P GuptaAmir Khan