MULTAN - Islamabad Region routed Lahore Blues by five wickets in the second round of the Cool & Cool Present Jazz National T20 Cup 2016 here at the Multan Cricket Stadium on Friday.

Lahore Blues won the toss and decided to bat first. They posted 119 runs on the board for the loss of six wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Naveed Yaseen slammed 32-ball 36 runs hitting three fours and one six while Saad Nasim contributed 38-ball 32 with the help of one six and one four while Nasir Jamshed added 26 runs. M Abass and M Irfan bowled well for Islamabad Region and took two wickets each while Adil Amin and Abdul Rehman got one wicket each.

Islamabad team chased the target in 19.1 overs by losing five wickets. Tremendous performance of Abid Ali 46 runs off 41 balls with three fours and one six was a treat to watch while he was ably assisted by Afaq Raheem, who contributed 41 runs. Ahmad Bashir, Imran Ali, Raza Ali Dar and Ahmad Shahzad got one wicket each. In the end, Abid Ali was declared man of the match.