Lahore: Nurpur defeated Imperial Sugar by 6½-5 in the inaugural match of the New Year Polo Cup 2016 played here at the Lahore Polo Club (LPC) ground on Tuesday.

New Year Polo Cup 2017 : Nurpur

Nurpur,  having half goal handicap advantage, started the match in great style and kept its dominance in the entire match. Imperial Sugar also played well and made a strong comeback in the later part of the match, yet it was a too- little –too- late situation for them. Nurpur were enjoying healthy 6-4 lead when the final hooter was blown.

Ahsan Javed Sher was hero of the match as he scored a brilliant brace from the winning side while Taimur Hayat Noon, Saifullah Noon and Azam Hayat Noon struck one goal apiece. From the losing side, Naveed Sheikh scored two goals while Ibrahim Sheikh and Haris Haroon hitting one goal each.

On Wednesday, three matches will be played. Lotto Carpets/Ferrari will take on Café Latch in the first match of the day . Barry’s will play against Bilal Steel/Dascon Construction in the second match while Imperial Sugar will  play against Ahsan & Co in the third and final match of the day.