Multan return to Gold League with convincing win
Multan 211 and 329 beat Islamabad 180 and 91 (Rauf 3-44) by 269 runs
Multan returned to the Gold League of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in style with a thumping 269-run victory against Islamabad in the final of the Silver League at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad.
At the start of the fourth day, Multan needed just four wickets to complete the formalities, and Islamabad, who were struggling at 79 for 6, were in no mood to resist. Bazid Khan was run out without adding to his overnight 17, while Ashar Zaidi, Rauf Akbar and Zohaib Ahmed all fell for single-digit scores. Azharullah took two of those wickets to finish with match figures of 5 for 75, while Abdur Rauf was the most successful bowler in Islamabad's second innings, taking 3 for 44.