LPC LAHORE: Master Paints/Efu Insurance edged past Diamond Paints by 6-4 in the Royal Marketing Pakistan Polo Cup 2018 match played here at the Lahore Polo Club (LPC) ground on Tuesday.

It was a show of Taimur Mawaz Khan and Hamza Mawaz Khan, father and son, who both displayed superb polo skills and hammered a hat-trick each to guide Master Paints/Efu Insurance an impressive 6-4 triumph. On the other hand, Eulogio Celestino scored a brace for the losing side while Mir Huzaifa Ahmed and Omar Asjad Malhi contributed one goal apiece, but their efforts couldn’t bear fruit for their team.

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Eulogio Celestino opened the scoring for Diamond Paints off 60-yard penalty hit which was followed by an equalizer from Taimur Mawaz Khan, who struck a field goal. After that, Diamond Paints thwarted two tremendous goals – one each by Omar Malhi and Eulogio – to take healthy 3-1 lead. Hamza Mawaz turned out to be a star of the second chukker as he displayed superb pony and mallot work to change the entire game for Master Paints by hammering three goals in a row to give 4-3 lead, which was further enhanced by his father Taimur Mawaz to finish the chukker with Master Paints enjoying 5-3 lead.

The third chukker proved to be a goalless while the fourth and fifth chukker was evenly poised as Taimur Mawaz added another goal in Master Paints’ total making it 6-3 while in the dying moments of the match, Mir Huzaifa converted one to reduce the margin to 6-4.

Ahmed Nawaz Tiwana and Ahmed Ali Tiwana supervised the match as field umpires.

On Wednesday, Olympia Chemical will take on ZTBL at 3:00 pm.

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