Mohali: Punjab Cricket Club (PCC) edged out Cricket Association of Bengal by four wickets in the first semi-final of the 10th all-India J.P. Atray tournament.
CAB skipper Deep Dasgupta fell soon after electing to bat, his opposite number Reetinder Singh Sodhi having him caught for eight at mid-on.
Patiala medium pacer Hardevinder Singh accounted for the other opener Arindam Das.CAB kept losing wickets at regular intervals and finally ended up at 189 for nine in their 50 overs.
In reply, PCC lost their first wicket at 20.
But Man of the Match Sodhi (67 n.o.) and Pankaj Dharmani (35) were involved in a third wicket stand of 53 before Dharmani was castled by Ali.
Bengal: 189/9 in 50 ovs (Subhamoy Das 77; Hardevinder Singh 2/19). PCC: 193/6 in 46.3 ovs. (Reetinder Singh Sodhi 67 n.o., P. Dharmani 35; Shiv Sagar Singh 2/46). PCC won by 4 wkts.