Ranji Trophy 2012

  • Sachin Tendulkar receives award for fastest ton in Ranji Trophy May 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Senior cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who played a crucial role in Mumbai's conquest of their 40th Ranji Trophy title this season, on Wednesday received award for striking the fastest century in the national championship at the annual awards function of Mumbai Cricket Association here. Tendulkar, who slammed the century against Railways...
  • Nayar, Sandeep hurt by selectors' snub January 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The Mumbai allrounder Abhishek Nayar and Punjab fast bowler Sandeep Sharma, two of the best performers in the recently concluded Ranji Trophy season, have been left surprised and hurt by their absence from the Rest of India, India A and Board President's XI squads named on Tuesday by...
  • Cash bonanza for Ranji winners Mumbai January 28, 2013

    Mumbai: The triumphant Mumbai Ranji Trophy squad, which lifted the coveted title for a phenomenal 40th time by whipping Saurashtra by an innings and 125 runs in the final here on Monday, will be rewarded with a cash prize of Rs 3 crore by their parent association, MCA. "The champion team...
  • Tendulkar praises Mumbai's Ranji win January 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar on Monday lavished praises on his Mumbai team-mates for winning the Ranji Trophy title for the record 40th time. "We won for the 40th time. Mumbai has again showed that it is a champion side. We have a good team, nice blend of youngsters and senior players,"...
  • Agarkar terms Ranji win as biggest January 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Ajit Agarkar, the captain of the Mumbai side that won the Ranji Trophy title for the record 40th time on Monday, termed the victory as one of the biggest accomplishments of his career. "Winning Ranji Trophy is not easy and as the years have gone by it has become even...
  • Mumbai clinch their 40th Ranji title January 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai clinched the Ranji Trophy title for the record 40th time as they thrashed Saurashtra in the final by an innings and 125 runs at the Wankhede Stadium here on Monday. Dhawal Kulkarni and Ajit Agarkar, the Mumbai skipper, proved to be the wrecker-in-chiefs for Saurashtra, picking up 5...
  • Ranji Trophy final, D 3: as it happened January 28, 2013

    Saurashtra were rolled over for 82 in their second innings with only 2 batsmen reaching double figures as the hosts romped home by an innings and 125 runs....
  • Jaffer ecstatic after record-breaking mi January 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Wasim Jaffer added another feather to his cap on Sunday when he reclaimed Amol Muzumdar's record of most runs scored in the Ranji Trophy and also crossed Ajay Sharma's record of most centuries in the prestigious event. "I was aware of the record because it was printed so much,"...
  • Wasim hits ton as Mum take decisive lead January 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Wasim Jaffer struck his 47th first-class century as Mumbai strengthened their grip on the Ranji Trophy final against Saurashtra, reaching 287 for 6, a lead of 139, at stumps on day two at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. The 34-year-old veteran, who crossed sixteen thousand first-class runs en route to...
  • Ranji Trophy final, Day 2: As it happene January 27, 2013

    Mumbai ended day two at 287 for 6, leading Saurashtra by 139, with Hiken Shah not out on 41 and Kulkarni batting on 18....
  • Mr. Consistent Kulkarni shines again January 26, 2013

    Mumbai: There are not many seam bowlers around in India who could bowl all six deliveries at one spot if asked to do so and Dhawal Kulkarni, the Mumbai medium pacer, fits well in that category. The 24-year-old proved to be the wrecker-in-chief on day one of their Ranji Trophy...
  • Mumbai stamp superiority on day 1 January 26, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai put the first step towards clinching their record 40th Ranji Trophy title as they bowled Saurashtra out for just 148 on day one of the final at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday. It was a case of an abject surrender by Saurashtra’s batsmen, who couldn’t have the measure...
  • Ranji Trophy final blog: As it happened January 26, 2013

    Mumbai ended day one at 19 for 0 after bundling our Saurashtra for 148 in 75.3 overs. ...
  • Ranji: Saurashtra out to upset Mumbai January 25, 2013

    Mumbai: Saurashtra will be chasing their maiden Ranji Trophy title when they take on Mumbai in the final at the Wankhede Stadium from Saturday. The Jaydev Shah-led side has had a superb journey so far, winning three, drawing five and losing just one of the nine matches they played this...
  • Tendulkar looks to repeat history January 25, 2013

    Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar is probably at the same juncture he was 24 years back, when he made his first-class debut at the age of 15 against Gujarat in 1988-89. Perhaps, during this period, he has achieved everything he once thought a distant dream. But the zeal to excel, so that...
  • 'Mumbai are favourites in Ranji final' January 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Veteran Saurashtra batsman Sitanshu Kotak feels that the star-studded Mumbai side gunning for their 40th Ranji Trophy title will be favourites in the summit clash starting on Saturday. "Mumbai is a big team with Sachin Tendulkar playing as well. Then there are players like (captain) Ajit Agarkar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Wasimbhai...
  • Have lot of confidence to do well for In January 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Key Mumbai batting all-rounder Abhishek Nayar is happy that he has been able to play a full season without suffering an injury that hampered his progress during previous seasons, and is focussed on the Ranji Trophy final against Saurashtra commencing here on January 26. "I am happy with the way...
  • Sachin's presence makes Mum favourites January 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar's presence in the upcoming 2012-13 Ranji Trophy final at the Wankhede Stadium gives hosts and 39-time tournament winners Mumbai a huge advantage, a fact acknowledged by players on both sides. Ahead of what will be Tendulkar's 36th appearance for Mumbai and his sixth Ranji Trophy final, the...
  • Mumbai retain squad for Ranji Trophy final January 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Hosts Mumbai, bidding to regain the Ranji Trophy championship after a gap of two seasons, Wednesday retained their semi-final squad for the summit clash against Saurashtra to be played at the Wankhede Stadium here from January 26-30. However, Mumbai's hopes of summoning opener Ajinkya Rahane and middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma,...
  • Ranji Trophy final: BCCI refuses to release Pujara, Rohit January 22, 2013

    CNN-IBN panel of experts feel BCCI should release both the players depending on the result of the fourth ODI in Mohali. ...
  • Mood upbeat ahead of Ranji final, says Kulkarni January 21, 2013

    Dhawal Kulkarni says that they have an added advantage to have Tendulkar in the side. ...
  • BCCI not to release Pujara, Rohit for Ranji final January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: A BCCI official has confirmed that Saurashtra's Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma of Mumbai will not be released for the Ranji Trophy final, starting January 26 at the Wankhede Stadium. There were speculation that both the batsmen from either side will be released, but a senior BCCI office-bearer has...
  • Wankhede to host Ranji Trophy final January 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Wankhede Stadium will host the Ranji Trophy final between Mumbai and Saurashtra from 26 January 2013 to 30 January 2013. BCCI confirmed the venue after the completion of the second semi-final between Services and Mumbai which ended with the latter reaching the final on the basis of first innings lead. Saurashtra,...
  • Ranji Trophy SFs: Didn't want toss to decide outcome, says Agarkar January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Mumbai skipper Ajit Agarkar on Monday said that his team was slightly worried when inclement weather and a damp pitched robbed two days of play during the Ranji Trophy semi-final against Services at Palam. "Of course, we didn't want the outcome to be decided by the toss so...
  • Ranji Trophy: Mumbai edge out Services to reach final January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Mumbai bowlers, led by Dhawal Kulkarni, ran riot on Monday and skittled Services for 240 to take the first innings lead of 214 runs and advance to the Ranji Trophy final for the record 44th time. Resuming from their overnight score of 164 for 3, the hosts capitulated...
  • Fan breaches security to greet Tendulkar at Palam January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: An over-enthusiastic young fan on Sunday escaped the eyes of the Airforce Police deployed at the Palam ground and entered the field of play to greet Sachin Tendulkar, who is playing for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy semi-final against Services. For the first four days, civilians were not allowed...
  • MCA wants Ranji final at Wankhede if Mumbai qualify January 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai Cricket Association on Sunday said it would prefer to host the Ranji Trophy final at Wankhede Stadium if their team makes it to the summit clash. Mumbai are in a good position to qualify for the final as all they need is seven Services wickets on the final...
  • Ranji Trophy: Mumbai vs Services semi-final set for sizzling finale January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Services put up a spirited show on the fifth day of the second Ranji Trophy semi-final against 39-time champions Mumbai by reaching 164 for 3 at stumps in response to the visitors first innings total of 454 for 8. The match is evenly balanced at this point with...
  • Ranji Trophy 2012-13: Saurashtra storm into the final January 20, 2013

    Rajkot: Riding on a splendid bowling performance led by off-spinner Vishal Joshi, Saurashtra on Sunday thrashed Punjab by 229 runs to enter the Ranji Trophy final for the first time in 75 years. Saurashtra scored 477 in the first innings and took a vital 178-run lead over Punjab by dismissing...
  • Ranji Blog, SFs Day 5: As it happened January 21, 2013

    Saurashtra stormed into the final pummeling Punjab by 229 runs and at Palam, Services reached 164 for 3 in reply to Mumbai 454 for 8 declared....