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November 22, 2020

Master Paints reach Rafi Alam Polo Cup main final

Sports

November 22, 2020

LAHORE: Master Paints outplayed PriceMeter.PK by 8.5-4 to qualify for the main final of the Lt Gen Shah Rafi Alam Memorial Polo Cup 2020 here at Lahore Polo Club ground on Saturday.

The star of the second semifinal was Marcos Panelo, who contributed four goals from Master Paints, which had a half goal handicap advantage. The other contributors were Raja Jalal Arslan (2 goals) and Bilal Haye and Mohsin Atta Khan Khosa (one goal each). From the other (losing) side, Mannuel Carranza converted two goals and Raja Taimur Nadeem and Sufi Muhammad Haroon one goal apiece.

Master Paints were off to flying start as they thrashed two back-to-back goals to gain 2-0 lead but Price Meter.PK struck one to reduce the margin to 2-1.

Master Paints maintained their dominance in the second chukker by banging in another brace to enhance their lead to 4-1.

The third chukker was evenly poised as both the teams managed to score two goals each with Master Paints enjoying 6-3 lead.

Price Meter.PK did try to stage a comeback and fired in a field goal to reduce the deficit to 6-4 but Master Paints once again showed their class and slammed in two more goals to win the crucial encounter by 8.5-4.

The main final of the event will take place on Sunday (today) between Master Paints and Diamond Paints/FG Polo at 3:15 pm. The subsidiary final will be played between D Polo and Samba Bank at 2:00 pm.