Master Paints and Pricemeter.pk/Kalabagh Polo qualified for the main final of the Hamadan Polo Cup for Lahore Open Polo Championship 2020.
Both semifinals remained nail-biting encounters where both the winners carved out narrow-margin victories after tough battles.
The first semifinal saw both the sides matching fire-with-fire till the end, where Master Paints prevailed in the dying moments and struck the match-winning goal to win the encounter by 8-7. Marcos Panelo was the man who displayed high-quality polo skills and horse work and smashed in superb seven goals in his team’s triumph while the remaining goal was converted by Raja Jalal Arslan. From Diamond Paints/FG Polo, Tom Brodie was top scorer with a hat-trick while his teammates Saqib Khan Khakwani and Mir Huzaifa Ahmed converted a brace each. Hugo Antonio and James Fewster supervised the match as field umpires.
The second semifinal also proved to be thrilling one where the match was tied at 4-all and the match was then decided in the sudden death chukker, where Mannuel Carranza hit the match-winning goal to guide Pricemeter.pk/Kalabagh Polo to a narrow 5-4 victory over spirited Barry’s. Mannuel Carranza emerged as hero of the day from the winning side, who contributed with a classic quartet while Malik Salaar struck one. Hamza Mawaz Khan and Ernesto Oscar Trotz banged in a brace from the losing side but their efforts were futile. Hugo Antonio and Kian Hall officiated the match as field umpires.