LAHORE/ISLAMABAD - Lahore Region Blues defeated Islamabad Region by 61 runs in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2017-18 pool A round seven match played at Gaddafi Stadium on Sunday.

Brilliant bowling by Aizaz Cheema, who grabbed 6 wickets for 37 runs, helped Lahore Blues bundle out Islamabad Region to 109 in their second innings to register an impressive victory. Bilawal Iqbal and Saif-ur-Rehman bagged two wickets each for Lahore. From Islamabad, no one could reach the double figures except M Naqash who struck 24 runs.

Earlier, Lahore Blues resumed their second innings at overnight score of 81-8 and were bowled out for 88 runs in 30 overs. Shahzad Azam was wrecker-in-chief of Lahore innings as he clinched 549 while Hamza Nadeem took 3-33.

The pool B match between Lahore Region Whites and Karachi Region Whites ended in a draw at LCCA Ground. Lahore Whites resumed their second innings at the overnight score of 1-1 in 5 overs. They added further 143 runs in their total to finish the innings at 144-4 in 63 runs. Usman Salahuddin slammed unbeaten 59 while Fahad-ul-Haq hit 35 and M Waqas unbeaten 23.

At Abbottabad Stadium, SNGPL routed defending champions Wapda by six wickets in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2017-18 round seven pool A match. SNGPL achieved 129-run target losing 4 wickets. Iftikhar Ahmed scored 51. Syed Hussain took 2-60. Earlier, Wapda resumed their second innings at overnight score of 103-5 and were all out for 117 with M Saad hitting 46. M Ababs grabbed 6-24 and Asad Ali took 3-16. At Mirpur Stadium, Rawalpindi need further 82 runs for victory with all 10 wickets in hand. Fata were bundled out for 184 in their second innings with Sohail Akhtar making 51. Saad Altaf took another 8 wickets in the second innings.

AT JINNAH STADIUM, SIALKOT 

NBP (First innings) 259-10 in 87.5 overs (Hamza Paracha 90, 11x4s, 179 balls, Bilal Asif 38, 5x4s, 52 balls, Kamran Ghulam 37, 3x4s, 87 balls, Azhar Attari 4-57, Umar Amin 2-22, Amir Yamin 2-56, Ahmed Jamal 2-60)

(2nd innings) 234-5 in 80 overs: (Ali Asad 90, 8x4s, 163 balls, Hamza Paracha 50, 6x4s, 119 balls, Ahsan Ali 39, 4x4s, 72 balls, Ahmed Jamal 3-53)

SSGC (First innings) 285-10 in 96 overs (Muzammil Nizam 90*, 12x4s, 165 balls, Sami Aslam 87, 6x4s, 1x6, 168 balls, Usama Mir 24, 1x4, 52 balls, Bilal Asif 4-84, Raza Hasan 3-77, Altaf Ahmed 2-46)

AT DIAMOND GROUND, ISLAMABAD

UBL (First innings) 178-10 in 47.4 overs (Saad Ali 44, 9x4s, 58 balls, Sohaib Maqsood 29, 3x4s, 46 balls, Akbar-ur-Rehman 26, 4x4s, 35 balls, Shan Masood 24, 4x4s, 28 balls, Hammad Azam 21*, 2x4s, 49 balls, Umar Gul 5-53, Junaid Khan 3-54)

(2nd innings) 309-10 in 68.5 overs: (Umar Akmal 116, 20x4s, 1x6, 114 balls, Hammad Azam 75*, 8x4s, 4x6s, 91 balls, Saad Ali 26, 2x4s, 33 balls, Ammad Butt 4-118, Ramiz Aziz 3-56, Umar Gul 2-72)

HBL (First innings) 125-10 in 46.4 overs (Azeem Ghumman 24, 1x4, 65 balls, Muhammad Waqas 21, 4x4s, 48 balls, Ehsan Adil 4-29, Sohail Khan 3-43, Sadaif Mehdi 2-41)

(2nd innings) 220-9 (Absent hurt Junaid Khan) in 61.2 overs: (Azeem Ghumman 69, 7x4s, 137 balls, Imran Farhat 68, 9x4s, 120 balls, Salman Afridi 23, 5x4s, 43 balls, Sohail Khan 5-55, Ehsan Adil 2-50, Hammad Azam 2-51).