Result
Final, Mumbai, Jan 16-19 2008, Ranji Trophy Super League
342 & 177
(55.1 ov, target 230)
290 & 230/1
Delhi won by 9 wickets
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Scorecard summary
Uttar Pradesh342(110.1 overs)1st Innings
Delhi290(98.1 overs)1st Innings
Rajat Bhatia*139 (218)
Aakash Chopra102 (260)
Praveen Kumar8/68(32.1)
Sudeep Tyagi2/63(24)
Uttar Pradesh177(63.2 overs)2nd Innings
Delhi230/1(55.1 overs)2nd Innings
end of over 561 runs
DELHI: 230/1CRR: 4.16 
Gautam Gambhir130 (154)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar4.1-1-17-0

Delhi win by 9 wickets and lift the 2007-08 Ranji Trophy. It has been a fascinating game of cricket. Gambhir playing a captain's knock unbeaten on 130 and guiding Delhi through to a magnificent win after 16 years. Delhi are Ranji Trophy champions for the 7th time.

Thanks for being with us throughout the four days. It has been a pleasure bringing you the live commentary. This is Binoy George signing off for the moment.

55.1
1
B Kumar to Gambhir, 1 run
pushes to the off side for a single and Delhi are the winners of 2007-08 Ranji Trophy. All the team-mates charge into the field to congratulate the batsmen.
end of over 555 runs
DELHI: 229/1CRR: 4.16 
Shikhar Dhawan54 (100)
Gautam Gambhir129 (153)
Piyush Chawla8-0-30-0
54.6
2
Chawla to Dhawan, 2 runs
moves back and cuts to sweeper cover.
54.5
1
Chawla to Gambhir, 1 run
moves back and works it square of the wicket on the onside.
54.4
1
Chawla to Dhawan, 1 run
down the track and drives well to long on for a single.
54.3
Chawla to Dhawan, no run
down the track and mistimes the drive to the off side.
54.2
1
Chawla to Gambhir, 1 run
driven down the ground to long off for a single.
54.1
Chawla to Gambhir, no run
comes forward and defends to the off side.

Welcome back, the two batsmen walking out for the final touches. It will be Chawla to continue.

end of over 548 runs
DELHI: 224/1CRR: 4.14 
Shikhar Dhawan51 (97)
Gautam Gambhir127 (150)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar4-1-16-0

Tea day 4: 6 runs required for Delhi to wrap it up. Gambhir has been fantastic today and well supported by Chopra and then Dhawan. Please join us at 15:00 local time to see Delhi lift the Ranji Trophy.

53.6
4
B Kumar to Dhawan, FOUR runs
pitched up delivery outside the off stump and Dhawan lofts it high and over mid-off to the fence, brings up his 50 in style.
53.5
4
B Kumar to Dhawan, FOUR runs
wide outside the off stump, goes after it and edges, out of reach of Kaif at first slip to the thirdman fence.
53.4
B Kumar to Dhawan, no run
punches off the back foot to mid-off.
53.3
B Kumar to Dhawan, no run
good length delivery angled across.
53.2
B Kumar to Dhawan, no run
down the leg side and Dhawan misses the shot.
53.1
B Kumar to Dhawan, no run
mistimes the cut to cover.

14 runs needed for Delhi to wrap it up. Can they do it before tea? Bhubnesh Kumar into the attack.

end of over 537 runs
DELHI: 216/1CRR: 4.07 
Gautam Gambhir127 (150)
Shikhar Dhawan43 (91)
Piyush Chawla6-0-22-0
52.6
4
Chawla to Gambhir, FOUR runs
waits for the ball and plays it fine to the fence.
52.5
Chawla to Gambhir, no run
defended to the onside.
52.4
1
Chawla to Dhawan, 1 run
on the leg stump, swept to deep-backward square leg.
52.3
1
Chawla to Gambhir, 1 run
uses his feet well and drives down the ground to long on.
52.2
Chawla to Gambhir, no run
moves back and cuts to extra cover.
Match details
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
TossDelhi , elected to field first
SeriesRanji Trophy Super League 2007
Series resultDelhi won the 2007/08 Ranji Trophy Super League
Season2007/08
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 16.30
Match days16,17,18,19 January 2008 (5-day match)
Umpires
Amiesh Saheba
Arani Jayaprakash
TV Umpire
Shashank Ranade
Match Referee
Raju Mukherjee