Punjab's pace-spin combination of Kamal Passi and Gurkirat Osahan cut through the Bengal batting to dismiss the host for 84 in 44.3 overs in the first innings of the Cooch Behar Trophy elite group ‘B' game at Kalyani on the opening day on Saturday.
At close, Punjab was 190 for one in 45 overs.
Pargat Singh hammered a superb unbeaten 123 (164m, 137b, 20x4, 1x6).
The scores: At Kolkata: Bengal 84 in 44.3 overs (Kamal Passi three for 12, Gurkirat T. Osahan five for 24) vs Punjab 190 for one in 45 overs (Pargat Singh (batting) 123).
The scores: At Bangalore: Baroda 137 in 72.5 overs (S.S. Gupta 76) vs Karnataka 51 for one in 19 overs (S.S. Darshan 32).
At Anantapur: Railways 130 in 58 overs (A.S. Yadav 43 n.o, K. Naresh five for 17) vs Andhra 57 for six in 28 overs (M.U.B. Sriram 35 batting, Ajinkya Deshpande three for 21) .