ISLAMABAD - Islamabad beat Multan by 71 runs in Group I of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2012-13 first round match here at Diamond cricket ground on Monday.

Needing 210 runs for victory on the final day, Multan were bowled out for 138 runs in 43.3 overs, Rizwan Haider made 52 with 8 fours and a six. Usman added 24. Shahzad Azam Rana picked up 5/21, while Rao Iftikhar and Nasrullah also got 2 wickets each.

Ahsan Raza and Ihtshamul Haq supervised the match while Khateeb Rizwan was referee of the match and  Khurram Shahzad acted as official scorer.