Chandigarh: Bengal beat IOC by six wickets to reach the semi-final of the J. P. Atray memorial meet here on Thursday. Punjab Cricket Club (PCC), ONGC and Madhya Pradesh are the other teams in semi-final.
IOC made 224 in their allotted overs with Shib Shankar Paul and Shabir Ali claiming three wickets apiece for Bengal. Bengal reached the target in 49.1 overs, Deep Das Gupta returning highest scorer with 42.
n Punjab CC 275/6 in 50 ovs (Reetinder Sodhi 90 not out). Associated Banks 199 in 48 ovs (Devender Bundela 70); Reetinder Sodhi 4/40, Sandeep Sawal 2/42). Punjab won by 76 runs.
n IOC 224 in 50 ovs (Mandar Phadke 61, Muthun Beerala 38; Shib Shankar Paul 3/54, Shabir Ali 3/49). Bengal 226/6 in 49.1 ovs (Deep Das Gupta 42, Sanjib Sanyal 26, Devang Gandhi 29). Bengal won by 6 wkts.
n Rajasthan 175 in 49.3 ovs (Afroz Khan 45; Joginder Sharma 3/12, Amit Sharma 3/24). ONGC 179/8 in 49.5 ovs ( Amit Sharma 52, Sandeep Sharma 32). ONGC won by 2 wkts. (PTI)