ISLAMABAD - Islamabad Region and Lahore Region U-23 match ended in a draw here at the Diamond Club ground on Monday.

Islamabad scored 382/8 in first innings and restricted Lahore to 226. After following on Lahore played exceptionally well in their second innings and scored 327 runs for the loss of six wickets in 83 overs. Rustam Bhatti (81), Saad Ullah (75), Majid Ali (64) and Inam Javed (47*) saved their team from defeat.

 Usman Ashraf 2/44 and Haris Ahmed a (2/49) bowled were from Islamabad. Islamabad needed 172 runs for victory could score 76/6 in 11.3 overs to settle for a draw. Inam Javed and Farhan take two wickets each for 25 and 34 runs respectively. Aftab Gillani and M Arif were the umpires while Allah Dito was match referee and Adnan Farooq official scorer.